Conducting LC-Supported Research

Conducting research with the assistance of Language Center staff and resources is easy! Simply follow the steps outlined below. 

Step 1

Contact the Language Center Director, Amanda Dalola at

The Language Center is available to consult on various aspects of your research project, including design and implementation, conference proposals and presentations, and publishing. We will direct you to the people and resources that can best help you with your research project based on the nature of your project.

Research that involves the use of human subjects must be reviewed by the University of Minnesota's Internal Review Board (IRB). To determine if a project involves human subjects, see the Human Research determination worksheet. Information about submitting a protocol for human subjects research can be found on the IRB website.

Step 2

Complete the online Final Report Form (opens in a new window) within four weeks of completing an LC-supported research project.

This form helps the LC document research activity and outcomes, including gathering references to add to the LC research bibliography. It should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Step 3

Share bibliographic information for any presentations, workshops, or publications resulting from the project for inclusion in the LC’s online project bibliography.