Office of Educational Research Support

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Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Tasha Beretvas

The College of Education focuses on research that improves teaching, learning, and other aspects of education and health education.  The Office of Educational Research Support provides two distinct types of services: statistical analysis via SMARTER Consulting and pre- and post-award research administration via our research administration team known as COERA. These two teams provide robust and dynamic research support to students and faculty interested in conducting research in our college.

SMARTER Consulting

The Statistics, Measurement, And Research design Techniques in Educational Research (SMARTER) Consulting is available for faculty and graduate students. This office provides assistance with research design and quantitative analysis through direct consulting, tutorials, and workshops.

College of Education Research Administration

COERA assists with grant administration through submitting research proposals, coordinating award documentation, and providing post-award administration.

Research Software & Technologies

The College of Education provides faculty and graduate students with free access to a variety of computer programs and other technological services and products designed to support research activities. The Information Technology Office offers a variety of services for students.


Qualtrics: A data collection survey tool.
UTBox: Secure cloud storage.
Statistical Packages (SPSS, SAS, & Stata): Can be accessed in SZB 536 or purchased at the Campus Computer Store.  
MATLAB: Analytic program available to all UT students to compute data, make figures, and solve optimization problems. 
NVivo: Qualitative analysis software available in the 4th Floor computer labs. 
Recording & Transcription: Video cameras, tripods, digital recorders, and transcription foot pedal systems are all available to borrow.

Other Research Support

UT Austin Institutional Review Board (IRB)

For IRB submission information go to the Office of Research Support IRB.

Library Resources

Many resources can be found on the UT Libraries' website, including Workshops, Handouts & Recordings & Specific Education Resources.

Poster Printing

The PCL now provides poster printing services up to 42 x 60 inches.  The price is $5 per linear foot with a valid UT ID, meaning a poster that measures 4 feet on its longest side will cost $20.

Business Cards

Campus Copy provides business card printing for students - $30 for 100 cards using standard formatting. Custom cards can be requested for an additional fee. An EID is required to order.

Funding Resources

UT Austin Vice President of Research

Provides a wealth of funding opportunity resources.

Pivot Funding Opportunity Database

See the University's Vice President for Research Pivot database page for more information.

For a full search of available federal grants, go to

Academic Databases of Graduate Student Funding

Several universities maintain publicly available databases of external academic fellowships, scholarships, and grants. This list is a great way to focus only on funding for graduate students.