Writing Your Thesis
Once your committee has approved your thesis proposal, it is time to conduct your research or other scholarly activity. However, remember that a thesis is more than something you write towards the end of your time in graduate school. Rather, the research and writing process should be something you engage in throughout your arc of coursework. Consult with your thesis advisor and other committee members early and often to keep you on track. You may also want to take advantage of the on-campus workshops and the many other resources offered to you.
As you conduct your research, ask yourself: Does my research need approvals or information from any of these UNM compliance offices?
- Academic Integrity & Research Ethics (RCR certification)
- Biohazard Compliance Office
- BioSafety: UNM Safety and Risk Services
- Conflicts of Interest (COI), Main Campus
- Health Sciences Center
- Export Control and Industrial Security
- Human Research Protections Office
- Office of Animal Care and Compliance
- Radiation Safety
- University Counsel: Research and Technology Law Group
Other scholarly activities that lead to a completed thesis may also have these same research integrity and ethics or compliance concerns. Be sure to discuss this with your Graduate Committee Chair.
Students who wish to write a thesis in a language other than English must petition and receive advanced approval by the Dean of Graduate Studies. A thesis submitted in another language must be accompanied by an abstract in English that has been approved by the thesis committee.