Many sponsored research proposals require assessment or evaluation plans. At the request of
the principal investigator, OIRA may provide support in the development and the
implementation of these plans. Consultation on the formation of an assessment plan based on
measurable outcomes should occur early in the grant proposal process. If OIRA will partner
on the implementation of the assessment plan, a budget will be created based on the approved
OIRA fee schedule. A final copy of the grant proposal that includes the assessment budget
should be provided to OIRA.
Principal investigators intending to collect data from students, faculty, and/or staff
should review the policy on Institutional Research and
Some links that may be helpful in the grant writing process
include: OSP (Office of Sponsored Programs),
IRB (Institutional Review
Board), and the NIH (National Institutes of
Health) web sites.
Additional resources include the following sections of the OIRA
- The Assessment section
of the OIRA web site provides a review of the assessment process, including guidelines for
developing measurable objectives.
- The Reporting section of the OIRA web site accesses various data elements necessary for inclusion in
some grant proposals.
For more information on sponsored research or to discuss a specific project, please contact OIRA.