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2021 OU-Tulsa Research Forum

The 2021 OU-Tulsa Research Forum posters will be available for viewing virtually Monday, April 5 - Friday, April 9, 2021.   Top winners, from each category, will be invited to give a presentation, via zoom, during an awards ceremony on Friday, April 9, 2021.   This year, we are also highlighting two additional categories: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Convergence Research. The event is presented by the Office of the OU-Tulsa Assistant Vice President for Research, the Office for Research Development and Scholarly Activity and the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library.

Abstracts are due Friday, February 5, 2021. 

Click here for abstract submission information

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Who participates in the forum?

The OU-Tulsa Research Forum is an annual event to showcase research. Current OU-Tulsa fellows, residents, students, or staff and TU students are welcome to submit abstracts to the forum. Click here to submit. 

To see the 2021 OU-Tulsa Research Forum posters click here

Take a look at previous year's abstract books:

Research Forum 2021

Research Forum 2020

Research Forum 2019


2021 Research Forum Information

Fellows, residents, students, or staff  submit an abstract through the research forum submission website. You can submit abstracts in one of our categories by Friday, February 5, 2021

All abstracts should be reviewed by your faculty mentor before you submit. Don't know who that is? Check with your department chair or advisor. 

Peer reviewers in a related field will review the submissions to determine if they meet best practices. You will be notified if the abstract has been accepted or rejected by Wednesday, March 3, 2021. This gives you several weeks to prepare a poster and get it printed.  The poster with voiceover upload deadline is Friday, March 26, 2021.

Peer reviewers in your field, or in a related field, will review all of the abstracts that are submitted. Some abstracts will be accepted and some will be rejected. We want your abstract to be accepted - here are some tips.

It is very important to follow the instructions listed on the Call for AbstractsDon't forget - all abstracts should be reviewed by your faculty mentor before you submit.

Reviewers will consider the following questions as they read through the abstract submissions:

Confidentiality: Did the author ensure confidential information is not revealed?

Originality: Is the abstract novel and interesting?
Will the information add to current body of knowledge?
Is the research question important?
Are the results useful to one or more academic constituents?

Structure: Are the key elements included (background, methods, results, etc.)?
Does the content of the abstract reflect the title?
Does the introduction/background provide relevant information?
Are the methods adequately described?
Is the method an appropriate one to collect the data needed to address the objectives?
Are the design and sampling plan, or units of data collected appropriate for the project?
Is the analysis plan cogent and accurate?
Are the results explained clearly and logically?
Are the author’s conclusions supported by the results?

Is the abstract well written, grammatically correct?
Abstracts that indicate "the work is in progress" or "the results will be discussed" are unacceptable.


The OU-Tulsa Research Forum is your opportunity to present your research to your peers, faculty and community leaders. In addition, attendees will be from area companies, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and other universities and you should be prepared to make a positive and lasting impression.