Research requests

These principles guide the research NWROC personnel conduct with its managed land, equipment and labor:

  1. NWROC land -- both owned and rented-- is to support University research faculty, staff and students.  
  2. Investigators wanting to conduct research at the NWROC must complete a research request form.
  3. The director of operations or a designated contact person will reply to the investigator's request, scheduling a time to discuss details, including a forecasted cost of research.
  4. Ultimate decisions on land use reside with the director of operations, in collaboration with deans and participating colleges.
  5. Assignment of all space is the responsibility of the Technical Core (see below) and their current lead; this is done under the director of operations. Space will be allocated on a yearly basis unless negotiated at the time of request submission.
  6. All users will pay those labor and supply costs accrued by the specific project as allowed for under the uniform Direct Charges System.
  7. All research projects will have a management plan on file with the NWROC that lists activities required for the project's success. The plan identifies tasks to be completed, needed resources, and who is responsible to complete each task; the latter is normally either the principle investigator or NWROC center.
  8. Good communication is recognized as essential for management of the various project tasks. Responsibility for this resides with both project and NWROC staff. If issues arise and cannot be resolved, they will be forwarded to the research project lead and the NWROC's director of operations.

If you are interested in pursuing a research project at NWROC, please complete the forms below.

Technical Core

Robert Bouvette, Jr. Senior Research Plot Technician (218) 281-8622 rbouvett@umn.edu

Mark Hanson

Research Professional 3

(218) 281-8622

hanson078@umn.edu

Kim Hoff

Researcher 3

(218) 281-8621

hoffx020@umn.edu

Hal Mickelson

Researcher 5

(218) 281-8635

micke007@umn.edu

Jeff Nielsen

Researcher 2

(218) 281-8625

jnielsen@umn.edu

Michael Leiseth

Research Plot Technician

(218) 281-8622

leiseth@umn.edu

Joe Wodarek

Researcher 1

(218) 281-8626

wodar006@crk.umn.edu