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Community-based Research:

Community based research (CBR) is a partnership between CSUSB and organizations in the area. It allows both CSUSB and the community to enhance connections with those around them. Community-based research opportunities are available to CSUSB students through the Office of Community Engagement.

Council on Undergraduate Research:

The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, with graduate schools seeking high-quality students who are well prepared for research.  The Registry is open to students and graduate schools in the fields of Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities, Biology/Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, English and Linguistics, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Health Professions, History, Journalism and Communications, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/ Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology. 

Institutional Review Board:

The Institutional Review Board's (IRB) mission is to protect the welfare and rights of human participants as subjects in research. IRB approval is required for research projects involving human subjects. Please visit IRB's website for more information about the requirements for the review process.


Internships are a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in your field and explore career options. Please see the OSR Internships page for a list of available internships.

Poster Preparation:

Many symposiums and conferences include poster sessions – an opportunity for participants to present their research on a large poster or trifold display board. See our suggestions on how to create professional-looking posters.

Research and Creative Activity (RESCA) Opportunities Database:

OSR has created a database to coordinate opportunities on campus. Faculty may post a request for student researchers or interns and students may search the database for opportunities that match their interests.


The Office of Student Research has hired a Peer Statistics Specialist to assist students with questions about SPSS, data analysis, survey design, and administration. Questions should be directed to

Test Preparation Books:

Test prep books on the GMAT, GRE, CBEST, and other topics are available for checkout at the Office of Student Research, Chaparral Hall room 123. Students must present their Coyote ID at the time of checkout.

University Centers:

CSUSB sponsors the following University Centers which are interdisciplinary in nature and are comprised of faculty from a number of different schools.  

Writing Center:

The CSUSB Writing Center provides one-on-one assistance with writing assignments for both undergraduate and graduate students. Editing specialists may be available through OSR in the future.


 Zotero Website is a software program that helps you cite and manage multiple resources in your papers. You can import and export citations to use in your text and bibliography, which allows you to focus more on your writing instead of the technical aspect of creating citations. It also allows you to save full-text sources as you research, so they will be easily accessible when you need to revisit them. Zotero is free for CSUSB students. Workshops on using Zotero are available through the Pfau Library.