Research Integrity and Compliance Mission Statement: Rutgers University is committed to conducting human subject and animal research activities with the highest degree of integrity and responsibility. Research Integrity and Compliance is charged with ensuring that research activities meet ethical standards, and federal, state and University regulations and procedures (http://orra.rutgers.edu/).
Human Subject Research: The Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) is the body at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Rutgers), charged with the protection of individuals who volunteer to participate in research conducted by University personnel. All research protocols that involve human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the IRB prior to initiation of study procedures.
Animal Research: Through its use of animals in research, instruction, and demonstration purposes, Rutgers University incurs certain ethical and legal responsibilities for the humane care and use of those animals. These ethical responsibilities require that faculty, staff and students, use care, wisdom and humaneness when deciding on the need for animals, the choice of species, and the number of animals, for research, instruction, or demonstration purposes.
External funding includes:
Graduate students might need any of these to:
Writing proposals for external funding as a graduate student provides:
By deciding to pursue an advanced degree, you became part of an academic culture comprised of many traditions. One of these traditions is external funding, that is, support from a benefactor that allows you to build and enhance your expertise. Your benefactor may be a foundation or other private sector group, a coporate entity, or government (local or national). Here are just a few sites where you can begin to learn about the history of philanthropy. Many countries have rich histories of giving. Where do you fit in?
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