Research Policies

The Office of the Vice President for Research oversees most policies associated with conducting research and creative activities at Western Michigan University. Below are links to a variety of policies related to our office:

To facilitate these functions, the research office has developed procedures for common research activities. All members of the University community interested in conducting internally and externally-funded projects on University property and utilizing University facilities, personnel, or other resources, must comply with applicable policies and procedures. A summary of several WMU research-related policies is provided in our annual publication of the Western Michigan University Research Handbook.

In addition, the Faculty Senate's Research Policies Council reviews, develops, and recommends policies dealing with the enhancement and implementation of research and creative activity in the University.