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Apply here to do research on physics students & instructors at OSU.


Why do I have to apply?

We receive a large number of requests for OSU physics community members to participate in research projects. We also have our own thriving PER efforts that routinely collect data from our courses. The application process helps our PER Coordination Committee prioritize research requests. Our goals are to protect students and instructors from being overwhelmed with research requests and ensure that researchers can expect high quality data and high levels of participation. 

See our department policy here.


Do I have to apply?

Anyone who wants to recruit physics students or instructors for their research projects, or study physics courses or instruction at OSU needs to apply. This includes:

  • Undergraduate students doing projects or theses
  • Graduate students doing projects
  • Physics Education Researchers at OSU or other institutions
  • Other researchers who are interested in recruiting physics students or instructors as research participants or study OSU physics courses
  • Physics faculty members planning education research projects at OSU as part of grant proposals or other programs

You do not need to apply if you are an OSU physics faculty member doing routine program assessment. 


When should I apply?

The PER coordination committee will meet 1 week before the start of each term to finalize approval for projects for that term. Projects that are approved in previous terms are not guaranteed renewal for subsequent terms (although continuity will be a factor in giving projects priority). You may submit an application after the start of term, but applications received after the term starts are not guaranteed review.

2021 Deadlines

Winter 2021 - 1/28/2021

Spring 2021 - 3/22/2021

Summer 2021 - 6/7/2021

Fall 2021 - 9/15/2021



Contact the PER Coordination Committee