Indiana University and the School of Public Health-Bloomington have a rich array of resources designed to facilitate research by faculty, staff, and students.  This page lists some of the most commonly used resources on campus and in the school.

Internal SPH Resources

School of Public Health Grants Management Office.  Individuals planning to submit an application for extramural funding should communicate with the SPH grants management office as early as possible in the application preparation process.  This office can assist you with the preparation of fiscal paperwork, routing of proposals through administrative systems in the school and at IU, and provides support for post-award procedures.  This is the “first point of contact” for all matters related to extramural funding.

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Biostatistics Consulting Center. Faculty and staff in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics are available to collaborate on grants and funded research. The Center can assist individuals working on grant development with study design, sample size and power, protocols and statistical analysis plans. Researchers are encouraged to include biostatistics support in the grant budget to provide faculty and staff collaborations throughout the project. The biostatistics team is available to consult on statistical methods, to serve as primary data analysts, and to review and replicate results for publication. See more info at

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Office of Global and Community Health Partnerships (OGCHP).  OGCHP stands ready to facilitate the development of community-based partnerships associated with research and creative activity. Faculty, staff and students working in partnership with community-based organizations and other entities will find the resources of this office to be helpful as you develop, plan, and seek funding for such partnerships.

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SPH Research Committee.  The SPH Research Committee is a standing committee of the SPH Academic Council, responsible for facilitating the continuing development of the research culture within the School of Public Health.  For information about the Research Committee, contact Reggie Graham in the SPH Dean’s Office who can help you to connect with the members.

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Campus Resources

Human Subjects/Institutional Review Board (IRB).  The overarching mission of the Indiana University Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants recruited to participate in research conducted under the auspices of Indiana University. Rather than ensuring mere compliance with the federal regulations, IU's HRPP, consisting primarily of the Human Subjects Office and the IU Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), strives to adhere to the highest ethical standards in its protection of human research participants and seeks to further develop the methods and mechanisms for protecting human research participants.  All SPH faculty, staff, and students should familiarize themselves with the policies and procedures of the IRB.

Funding Opportunities.  The Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Indiana University Bloomington maintains a comprehensive site to help faculty and staff identify sources of research-related funding.  On this site, sign up for regular notices of funding availability that can be tailored to your specific interests.

IUB Proposal Development Services.  IU Bloomington’s Proposal Development Services offers assistance with the preparation of applications for extramural funding.

IU Office of Research Administration.  The IU Office of Research Administration is the organizing unit for all policies and procedures related to the administration of research and creative activity efforts.  Via this site, faculty, staff and students can access the comprehensive resources of this office.