Assistance for Individuals/Individual Projects

  • A one hour general consultation session is offered free of charge on what an IRB protocol is and how to start drafting it.
  • Feedback is provided on protocol draft free of charge.
  • Assistance with design/stats part of protocol is offered free of charge for up to three hours. (See Experimental Design and Planning section)
  • Some journals either encourage or require studies to be pre-registered. What this entails is putting up a design and analysis plan on a website (e.g., Open Science Framework https://osf.io) or submitting it to the journal, when you begin the study. If you know which journal you would like to try to submit this study to, consult their website for their specific guidelines. If you pre-register a study with a journal, the design and analysis plan will go through a review process, during which the plan may be refined based on reviewer feedback. If you pre-register a study directly through a website like Open Science Framework, your plan will not be reviewed. When the study is submitted for publication, you would refer back to this pre-registration in the methods section. The rationale is to ensure that the analyses reported in the manuscript were planned, and any additional analyses conducted are reported as exploratory. Analysis code and de-identified data are sometimes also placed on these websites, depending on the requirement of the journal.
  • Research Services offers a one-time ($25) fee for assistance with this.
  • Required free session (up to three hours) for all new studies, done prior to IRB submission. Here, you will be given a datasheet (when applicable) with your variables coded in a way that can be easily analyzed by our statistician.
  • $50/hour for all UICOMP affiliates, as well as OSF and UnityPoint employees.  (First three hours are free, which includes initial consultation on experimental design and planning)
  • Help will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • Must be approved by the department head, GME, or Dean, depending on the project.
  • View Decision Tree For Student And Resident Research Support (log in with NetID and password)
  • Interpretation of results, including text for manuscript will be offered at the same rate as statistical analysis, $50/hour.
  • Research Services will provide feedback on drafts at any stage.
  • Research Services will train individuals on usage of a reference manager program. Please note, the library also does this and can help with literature searches. To schedule an appointment with the library please contact 309-671-8490.
  • If further analyses needs to be ran, it will be charged at a rate of $50/hour.
  • Feedback on draft of response letter/other changes made to manuscript are offered free of charge.
  • Help is provided with interfacing with Chicago to submit the application.
  • Feedback is provided on draft of the application.
  • Research Services provides help finding appropriate collaborators for applications.
  • Help with budget prep is provided if there isn’t anyone in the department who does this.