Forms and Documents

 Research Handbook

The Research Handbook provides ACU policy and procedures for writing internal and external grants.  Frequently asked questions and handy resources are included.  Download the Handbook (user name and password required) in .pdf format. 

Intellectual Property Policy, Policy on Research Misconduct

The following polices are now available for download (user name and password required) in .pdf format: Intellectual Property PolicyPolicy on Research Misconduct

External Grant Submission Form

Most grant applications are submitted online through the office of ORSP, while others are sent directly to the granting agency.  The external grant submission Form must be completed and signed by the Chair, Dean, Director of ORSP, Vice Provost /Provost, University Counsel, and Controller before any grant for external funding can be sent by a faculty or staff member. Please submit the form at least two weeks before the grant is due.

ACU Institutional Review Board Policy

This policy must be followed for all research by ACU faculty, staff and students that involves human subjects. Faculty and staff should submit their review requests to the ORSP.

  • IRB Approval Form (This is the form that Institutional Review Board members complete in response to a request for a review)
  • IRB Policy (This is the general policy)
  • Research Review Request Form (faculty or staff preparing to do research involving human subjects should submit this form)
New in Research
Internal Grant funding could one day result in paint that acts as a solar panel. See the ORSP Newsletter for more information on how Dr. Brian Cavitt and his undergraduate students are seeking a compound that will absorb UV light when bonded with clay.
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