Research at UH Hilo

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Divers collecting data from a coral reef.

Photograph of Dr. Matthew PlatzSupport for research and scholarly activities at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is coordinated by a Research Office, led by Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Matthew Platz (pictured).

The UH Hilo Research Council, whose members are appointed by the vice chancellor for academic affairs for three-year terms, is the chief recommending body for the vice chancellor. The council administers the intramural grant program, proposes policies and procedures for extramural grant activities by the campus, and advises the vice chancellor on matters concerned with research and grant activity. The UH Hilo Research Council is chaired by Ken Hon, professor of geology.

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UH Hilo actively supports research and scholarly activities by faculty, students and staff. The university has steadily increased its extramural grant activity, while also establishing an intramural grant program to foster faculty and staff development.

Information on grant activities at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo may be found at the following sites:

Information about Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) can be found at: the UH system research integrity site. The University of Hawai‘i is registered with Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) for use of their interactive, online platform on the Responsible Conduct of Research.

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Undergraduate Research & Training Opportunities may be found at:

Some potentially useful information for grant proposals may be found at:

UH System Information

The following sites have information about Institutional Review Boards (IRBs):

The following web sites have information about UH policy on research and scholarly misconduct:

The University of Hawaiʻi Office of Research Services has a web site that may be helpful.