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Resources for Bastyr University's researchers and staff.

BU Research Institute

BU Research Institute

“Bastyr University has a history of supporting student research.
Many opportunities exist as well as facilitators to help you find
a project in line with your own goals. The Center for Student
Research is an excellent conduit into the world of Bastyr research.
They will help you find mentors and research projects and you can
even apply for research funding.”

~Joshua Goldenberg, ND (researcher and BU alumnus extraordinaire)

Tools for Researchers

This portal promotes research at BU by making resources available in one place. Questions? Contact your friendly librarians.

Where should I start?

Research Focus Form (help us help you!)

If you need a refresher to fine-tune your search skills (looking for studies and articles) schedule a consultation with a librarian. ( Before you come for your appointment, complete the form below so we can use your time efficiently.

Steps for Conducting Research

These basic steps for designing, conducting and disseminating research at BU won't necessarily happen in a straight line, but you should be thinking about the ones below.

  1. Find at least one mentor who's interested in your subject area.
  2. Develop and refine your research question; What do you want to learn about your subject? Have your mentor evaluate it.
  3. Conduct a literature search to determine the feasibility of your study. Not sure how? Fill out the Research Form.
  4. Create a protocol (study plan).
  5. Complete your IRB form and submit it to the Office of Research and Integrity if required.
  6. Apply for funding.
  7. Publish/report/disseminate your findings.



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