University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Procedures, Forms, Dates and Deadlines

  • New Undergraduate Researcher
    • If you have a new undergraduate researcher that will be starting in your lab, please have the student complete the Undergraduate Research Form found here.  After completing the form and obtaining the PI’s signature, the form must be returned to the Chemistry Undergraduate Research Office, RM 2110.
    • On the form, the student will have three options for conducting research:  volunteer, pay or credit.
      • If the student will be paid, please also contact Char Horsfall, HR specialist for the Department of Chemistry.  She will provide you with the necessary paperwork to get the student on payroll.
      • If volunteering, no additional paperwork is needed apart from completion of the required safety training for all undergraduate researchers (see below).
      • If for credit, the student needs to turn in the paperwork and enroll in the appropriate course by the add deadline for the semester.  Deadlines for each semester can be found on the Office of Registrar’s website.  If it is past the add deadline, please contact Dr. Barta.
    • After the Undergraduate Research Form is turned in, the student will be given access to an OSHA-certified on-line safety training.  The training typically takes students ~1 hr to complete is comprised of 6 short videos with corresponding quizzes.  Each quiz can be taken multiple times, but the student must complete all 6 quizzes with 100% to work in a lab. This training is good for 5-years and should be completed before a student begins working in a chemistry lab.
    • Make sure to also go over any group-specific information with the beginning researcher such as lab specific safety information, group specific rules, and the expectations your group has for undergraduate researchers.
  • Returning Undergraduate Researcher
    • A returning undergraduate research student needs to fill out a new  Undergraduate Research Form every semester they continue working in a research lab.
      • If the student will be paid, please also contact Char Horsfall, HR specialist for the Department of Chemistry.  She will provide you with the necessary paperwork to get the student on payroll.
      • If volunteering, no additional paperwork is needed apart from completion of the required safety training for all undergraduate researchers (see below).
      • If for credit, the student needs to turn in the paperwork and enroll in the appropriate course by the add deadline for the semester.  Deadlines for each semester can be found on the Office of Registrar’s website.  If it is past the add deadline, please contact Dr. Barta.
    • After the Undergraduate Research Form is turned in, we will double check that the student has completed the OSHA-certified on-line safety training. If so, there is no additional paperwork needed.  If the student has not completed the training or the training has expired, the student will be asked to complete the training before continuing in the lab.  The training typically takes students ~1 hr to complete is comprised of 6 short videos with corresponding quizzes.  Each quiz can be taken multiple times, but the student must complete all 6 quizzes with 100% to work in a lab.
    • Each mentor should also remind undergraduate researchers of any group-specific information such as lab specific safety information, group specific rules, and review teh expectations your group has for undergraduate researchers.
  • Middle School or High School Researcher

    If you have a middle school or high school student conducting research in your lab, they will need to complete the following:

     

  • Chem 116, 346, REU or visiting students

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  • Thesis Student

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