Services to Researchers

ORSP provides many types of service and coordinates with other offices and departments across campus to make resources available and accessible to the TWU research community.

Center for Research Design and Analysis (CRDA)

TWU’s CRDA operates under the oversight of ORSP and of an advisory committee with representation from all three TWU campuses. The CRDA provides research support to faculty and student researchers. The primary purpose of the CRDA is to provide faculty and students with the appropriate level of support needed for their qualitative and quantitative research. Additionally, the CRDA will assist faculty with their current research projects, increase faculty and students’ knowledge about the research process and data analysis, and train graduate statistics students (GRAs) in research and analysis consulting. The CRDA also provides support for PsychData and holds regular training workshops in research design and analysis. For more information, visit the CRDA website. is a Web-based resource that provides patients, their family members, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions. Studies are generally submitted to the Web site by the principal investigator (that is, registered) when they begin, and the information on the site is updated throughout the study. In some cases, results of the study are submitted after the study ends. Click here for more information about registering a clinical trial.

Funding opportunity databases

TWU currently subscribes to the funding database, SPIN. SPIN contains funding information on a broad range of topics as well as access to selected Request For Proposals (RFPs) from the Commerce Business Daily (CBD) and the entire Federal Register (FR). Through SPIN, investigators can set up profiles and receive periodic emails alerting them to funding opportunities. 

Intellectual Property and Innovation

TWU's Intellectual Property Policy can be found here: Intellectual Property Policy (URP: 02.400)

TWU's Intellectual Property Flow Chart: Internal Invention Flow Chart

To facilitate a “Culture of Research” at TWU, several resources for faculty and students are now in place. TWU has contracted the services of TreMonti Consulting, with the help of the Center for Women Entrepreneurs at the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership, to provide advice and assistance to TWU faculty and students regarding intellectual asset management issues. TreMonti advises clients regarding software tools, organization structure, methodologies, IP management processes, spin-offs, joint ventures, licensing structure and practice, sale of intellectual property, and other issues relating to the management of technology transfer. Since increasing its capacity to manage and support PI endeavors (e.g., patents, copyrights, licenses), the number of IP filings at TWU has substantially increased. 

For questions, please contact Dr. Holly Hansen-Thomas, or ext. 81-3401.

MY1CV (Sedona) Faculty Research Profiles

MY1CV allows faculty the ability to display their research, creative activities, scholarship, and teaching while connecting them to collaborators, students, and funding. Faculty maintain their CV data in a centralized database. Contact My1CV for training or support to develop faculty web profiles; generate the required CV for faculty performance review and promotion and tenure processes; reporting needs, including potential funding sources and accrediting bodies; provide updated bio information for department websites, and more. For further information visit MY1CV (Sedona) or contact Zeynep (Zeze) Demir or build an online faculty profile using the Faculty Profile Form.

Research Instrument Repository

Resources: (for nursing research) (for social science research) (for simulation research)

Scientific Equipment Repair Services (SERS)

SERS provides assistance with repair and calibration of scientific equipment; assistance in purchasing parts for scientific equipment; assistance in obtaining service from outside vendors; assistance with developing operation and maintenance procedures; and observation of the repair process when an outside service technician repairs or maintains scientific equipment on campus. For more information about the services provided or to request these services, click here.


SciENcv is required by NSF for biosketches and current and pending support documents beginning October 23, 2023, and is highly recommended for NIH biosketches. For More information on SciENcv please click here.

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