Welcome to Research


At Central Washington University, you'll have the opportunity to explore a diverse range of research options, allowing you to immerse yourself in various fields with the support of your CWU faculty and mentors alongside you

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Develop thoughtful, impactful research in your program with the support of your CWU faculty and mentors alongside you.

Welcome to the Human Subjects Review Program

The HSRC is charged with reviewing all research involving human subjects to ensure the research complies with policy.

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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) must approve any use of live vertebrate animals in research at CWU.

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Office of University Student Research (OUR)

Learn about our community, resources, and programs for university students participating in research.

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Grants and Sponsored Programs

Embrace your opportunity to drive meaningful change with research projects at CWU.

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Craft research opportunities in your program and community.


Develop thoughtful, impactful research in your program with the support of your CWU faculty and mentors alongside you.

In addition to conducting experiments in science-based studies, you can delve into human behavior with surveys and interviews for programs like psychology, sociology, and anthropology, or tap into the creative arts by composing music or producing visual art.

Community-based research is another invaluable form of research that we promote at CWU, enabling you to collaborate with local organizations and create practical solutions for real-world problems as you make connections in your field. You can pursue scholarly research at CWU, gaining recognition through academic publications, conferences, and presentations, enhancing your academic and professional journey. 

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