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Peer Research Consulting

What is Peer Research Consulting ?

The Peer Research Consulting Program offers all SIUE faculty the opportunity to consult with a faculty colleague to improve a specific aspect of their research. Research is broadly defined as including all creative, scholarly, or empirical work (other than that normally associated with instruction and instructional development) that is designed to extend, clarify, or communicate knowledge. The Peer Research Consulting Program is a confidential and voluntary service that is available to faculty who would like consultation from an independent, non-judgmental source about specific aspects of their research.

Peer Consultants are passionate about research and fostering the scholarly activities of their fellow SIUE colleagues. They also have special interest, training, and experience in the consultation process. A Peer Consultant is a sounding board for your concerns and ideas about any aspect of your research and a source of feedback and suggestions for possible changes to your research and grant applications.

We offer expertise in the following areas:

  • Writing proposals for funding
  • Book publications
  • Journal publications
  • Becoming a journal editor
  • Preparing conference presentations
  • Organizing a conference/workshop
  • Experimental design
  • Research evaluation
  • Research agenda development
  • Finding project funding
  • Finding and working with collaborators
  • Mentoring research assistant
  • Running a lab
  • Running a research group
  • Other

Peer Research Consultants DO:

  • Provide advice on specific aspects of your research.
  • Provide short-term consultation (1-2 consultations per request).
  • Provide referrals to other resources and how to identify collaborators, funding opportunities, publication opportunities, or presentation venues.
  • Document use of services.

Peer Research Consultants DO NOT:

  • Work as a research collaborator.
  • Identify specific collaborators, funding opportunities, publication opportunities, or presentation venues.
  • Provide technical editing or other writing services.
  • Share names or feedback with others.
  • Provide documentation of the consultation content.
  • Write letters of recommendation for promotion and tenure purposes or performance evaluations.

How Do I Request a Peer Research Consultation?

A peer research consultation is driven by the needs and interests of the faculty member who requests the consultation. As such, each consultation is tailored to meet the specific questions a faculty member would like to have addressed. If you’d like to request Peer Research Consulting services, simply complete a Peer Research Consultation Request Form. After your request has been received, a Peer Consultant will contact you to discuss your request.

Where Can I Find Other Research Resources?

Other research resources can be found at Resources For Research.

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