Centers, Institutes, and Specialized Laboratories/Facilities

Centers and Institutes

Establishing a Center at Cal Poly

Periodic Review of Campus Centers and Institutes

Name Change Requests/Updates to Mission or Internal Organizational Protocol

  • Procedures and Sample Requests for Name Change Requests/Updates to Mission or Internal Organizational Protocol (pdf or Word doc)

Specialized Laboratories/Facilities

Those who wish to engage in research collaboration with Cal Poly (including tenants of the Technology Park) may access a variety of specialized, on-campus facilities and equipment, including:

  • Analytical instrumentation
  • Specialized research databases and search services
  • Earthquake simulation equipment
  • Geographical information systems (GIS) centers
  • Irrigation practice field
  • Rapid prototyping laboratory
  • Remote technologies laboratory
  • Scanning electron and atomic force microscopes
  • Traffic control simulation center
  • Transportation electronics laboratory
  • Usability testing facilities
  • Videoconferencing facilities
  • Wind tunnel

Additional information on research and faculty expertise in the academic departments can be accessed through the College or Department home pages. In addition, the following projects/laboratories have provided direct links to their web pages:

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Human Subjects Research

The Cal Poly Insitutional Review Board (IRB) has revised the Policy for Use of Human Subjects in Research and has published an extensive document on Procedures and Guidelines for Human Subjects Research. Researchers considering research with human subjects should be sure to review the new documents.

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