Training & Assistance


Graduate College Student Research Awards

Celebration of Research and Scholarship - Hosted by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, this annual reception recognizes all of the faculty, staff, and administrators who contributed to seeking and managing external funding throughout the past year. 

Find Data

InterUniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research - UNI has a subscription provided by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Contact for further information.  

Secondary Data Sets

Collect & Analyze Data

Qualtrics online survey software - UNI has a subscription to this robust survey software platform used by researchers in many universities. At UNI, the Qualtrics system is overseen by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Planning. UNI faculty, staff, and students must first request free access to the program (link below), and then use the UNI log-in link with catID to develop and distribute surveys. IRB review and approval is often but not always required before disseminating a survey. Email the IRB Administrator Lisa Ahern at to confirm. Tip: Large numbers of surveys being emailed at once can often trigger spam filters by universities, internet providers, and others, for which you may or may not receive notification. Choose your subject lines carefully and try to minimize the number of emails you send at one time to similar addresses (if possible). 


Other Software Programs Available at UNI - available through IT ServiceHub

  • SPSS - Quantitative Analysis Program
  • NVIVO - Qualitative Analysis Software
  • RQDA - R Package for Qualitative Data Analysis

Publication and Presentation Resources

Student Research Presentation Events & Opportunities

  • Ithenticate plagiarism software - developed by the company that also provides, this preventive program allows you to submit your own manuscript and have it checked for plagiarism against already published articles.  One manuscript (up to 25,000 words) can be submitted up to 5 times for $ 100. (Other programs tend to allow smaller numbers of words.) Report is confidential and manuscript can be deleted from the program afterward.  RSP may be able to assist with the fee, if it is prohibitive for you. Email to request assistance.
  • Register your research on the Open Science Framework -  initiative to enhance transparency and reproducibility in research, developed by the Center for Open Science.