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Research Resources

Your Research Poster & Presentations

UH undergraduates who plan to present a poster should use a UH Branding-approved poster template, accessible here. Below are some helpful links when adding content to your poster. If you need assistance with poster design, please contact for guidance.

Presenting Virtually? 

Represent UH as an undergraduate researcher with our Zoom background. Download here.

Responsible Conduct of Research

The Division of Research at the University of Research has compiled resources to help you learn about the responsible conduct of research and compliance policies. All researchers, including undergraduate researchers, must complete the CITI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training before embarking on a research project, even mentored by a faculty sponsor. 

Institutional Review Board

All undergraduate research projects involving human subjects (i.e., you will be observing, interviewing, or soliciting survey responses from people), MUST receive formal approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Office at the University of Houston before any data collection may occur. Learn more about research involving human subjects here and contact Ms. Nettie Martinez for student-led projects that need IRB approval. If you are unsure of whether your project requires IRB approval, it is always best to check and be certain. 

All students conducting research at UH should complete the CITI training for the responsible conduct of research. As of Spring 2020, this training is required prior to requesting IRB approval and for participation in programs such as SURF, PURS, and Senior Honors Thesis. If you are unsure of which training to enroll in, Ms. Nettie Martinez can assist you.

Helpful Links

Writing Resources
UH Writing Center
Purdue Online Writing Lab
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th edition)
Strunk and White's The Elements of Style (4th edition)
How to Read a Scientific Journal Article
How to Write an Abstract

UH Library Resources
UH Libraries Research Guides (including UH Subject Librarians)
Interlibrary Loan
Contact Your UH Subject Librarian

Research Management and Ethics
Research Integrity
Lab Notebook Guidelines
Retraction Watch

Article Discussion Groups
Journal Club of the Biological Sciences

Opportunities to Present on Research
National Conference on Undergraduate Research
CUR  Posters on the Hill
Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Opportunities to Fund Your Presenting on Research
Undergraduate Research Travel Fellowship Program

Opportunities to Publish Your Research
College of Undergraduate Research's List of Undergraduate Research Journals

TED Talks
Melissa Marshall: Talk nerdy to me
Uri Alon: Why truly innovative science demands a leap into the unknown
TED Playlist: Making sense of too much data