Getting Started

Whether you are new to research and looking for information about how to get started, or you are an active undergraduate researcher looking for resources and support, UROP is here to help.

New to research?

If you’re new to research we suggest you begin by looking through the Getting Started information at the bottom of this page.

You can also schedule an advising appointment with UROP. 

Already conducting research?

If you are already conducting research and are looking for program opportunities and/or other resources and services, feel free to go directly to Research Opportunities or Research Support Resources.

Prospective Students

We encourage you to check out the variety of programs and resources available to UO students. If you have any questions about undergraduate research at the university feel free to reach out to us at

Getting Started

Knowing where to start can be difficult. This portion of the UROP website is designed to help guide you through the process of getting started in research and creative scholarship.

We have created a UROP student planning worksheet for you to use as you progress through these sections. You can use this worksheet to take notes, gather your thoughts, and begin to plan.

Once you’re ready, begin exploring the following topics. If you are brand new to research we suggest visiting each topic in the order presented here.