Welcome to the Capella Research Center
Capella University recognizes the value of research. Research informs our everyday decisions and drives our major ones - it shapes the policies that govern us, how we educate our children, manage our health, and invest in our financial futures. Research also plays a major role in our efforts to improve our communities. Researchers give voice to individuals who have been marginalized and use their work to advance positive social change. Yet for research to contribute meaningfully, it must be conducted with integrityâ€"with a commitment to ethical conduct, responsible practices and sound results. Capella University promotes excellence in research through a commitment to ethical principles for the responsible conduct of research. We are dedicated to providing the resources, information, and support to allow researchers to conduct research that meets the highest ethical standards.
Research Participants & Sites
The success of Capella researchers in advancing knowledge within their fields depends on the voluntary consent of individual participants and communities or organizations willing to participate. We recognize that research is a privilege, not a right, and on behalf of Capella researchers extend our sincere appreciation to our participants and sites.
If you have been contacted by a Capella researcher requesting your participation in a study, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns or feedback. We'd be happy to hear more about your experience. For more information about your rights as a participant, please view the Participant Bill of Rights.
Novice and experienced researchers can access iGuide's Dissertation Research site (iGuide login required) to:
- View tools and information to assist you in designing, conducting, and sharing your study.
- Find information concerning scientific merit, Institutional Review Board and Format Editing review.
- Find school-specific resources.
Institutional Review Board
Capella University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for reviewing all academic research to ensure that research participants are protected. Read more about the Institutional Review Board. (iGuide login required)
Meet Capella's IRB Members