Research Affairs

Timothy Broderick, M.D., Associate Dean

Research Resources for Faculty

Research Policies

Wright State research projects are guided by policies that support and protect faculty researchers. Review the university's Research and Sponsored Programs Policy and Procedure site for more about university and federal research policies.

Compliance Committees

Wright State University has standing compliance committees that review and approve projects involving research activities regulated by the government. To avoid delays in beginning your project, be aware of the committees' schedules to review requests.

BSOM Research Committee

The Research Committee sets guidelines and provides peer review for SOM internal grant programs.

Support for Faculty Mentors

Limited financial support is available to faculty who serve as research mentors for WSU medical students. Funds may be used to buy project supplies and support student travel to present research results at scientific conferences. See the Policy for Support of Faculty Mentors for Medical Student Research for application details. Faculty who are interested in working with medical students in their research programs should and want to be listed on the Faculty Research Mentors web page, which is used by students looking for research opportunities, should contact Amber McCurdy,, in Research Affairs.

University Resources

Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP)

RSP should be the first stop when seeking external funding for research or scholarly activities. They offer a wide range of services including identifying funding sources, preparing proposals, monitoring compliance, grants administration, and more. Most importantly, they will generate the grant budget and route your application for necessary approvals.

SPIN Database

WSU’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) has transitioned from its previous subscription to the Community of Science (COS) funding database to the new Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) database. It can be reached by visiting the following link located at the RSP funding opportunities web page:

WSU Libraries Research Guide for Medicine

Find articles, books, drug information, images and more using the University Libraries' Research Quick Start Guide for Medicine. This portal includes links to databases such as PubMed and the Cochran Library and electronic book sources such as AccessMedicine and ACP Medicine. For more information, contact clinical medicine librarian Bette Sydelko (937-775-3840;

Computing and Telecommunication Services (CaTS)

CaTS supports the computing needs of academic and administrative units within the university.

Event Services

Event Services staff can help you plan an institute, conference or workshop. They also estimate the costs of arranging scholarly meetings for planning or grant budgets.

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

EHS trains personnel in laboratory safety and oversees compliance with specific legislated rules and regulations related to research.

Statistical Consulting Center (SCC)

SCC helps strengthen proposals by developing a strong statistical component appropriate for each project. They will help with research design, data analysis and interpretation of results.

Printing and Mailing Services

Printing Services offers copying, printing and mail support for the university community. If your research tools include printed materials such as surveys, this office can help with duplication and mailing. They will even estimate costs of producing and/or mailing printed materials for developing proposal budgets.

University Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free writing assistance to faculty, staff and students. Services to faculty include individual consultation on writing projects of any kind and a Writer's Hotline (at 775-2158 weekdays until 4 p.m.) for questions about grammar, sentence structure and punctuation.