College of Doctoral Studies


Research is a cornerstone of the College of Doctoral Studies, empowering learners to collaborate and advance within all fields. Through a continual dialogue regarding research and ethics guidelines, we serve the advancement of Grand Canyon University's (GCU) doctoral programs and other academic communities. Explore our resources, designed to suit your needs and interests, including the Doctoral Network for our learners and faculty and GCU's Institutional Review Board (IRB).

The Doctoral Community (DC) Network is a unique virtual scholarly network that keeps learners well connected throughout their program and after graduation. Interactive communication, instant notification of new content and indexed search functionality enable collaboration and connection among individuals with similar academic interests. Communicate with faculty, peers and alumni and benefit from research, media, blogs and discussions. This resource is available only to GCU Doctoral Learners, Faculty and Staff. Login is required.

The GCU Institutional Review Board (IRB) provides timely and efficient processing, review, monitoring, tracking, and reporting of all research protocols conducted under the purview of Grand Canyon University. All doctoral learners completing dissertations, and faculty, staff, and student researchers are required to obtain approval from the GCU's Institutional Review Board (IRB) in accordance with GCU's policy. Researchers may not begin recruiting participants or implementing data collection activities until they receive official notification of IRB approval. The IRB Research Center is designed to help doctoral researchers complete all required steps and ensure the IRB submission and review processes goes as smoothly as possible.

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