The “MyResearch Lifecycle” has been developed by the University of Washington Office of Research to represent all activities typically involved in planning and conducting a sponsored research project. The activities may be programmatic (scientific) or administrative in nature, or both. They begin with forming a hypothesis or research question; conclude with final financial reports and scientific publications. In most cases, a new research project begins its Lifecycle based on a hypothesis or question developed from the results of a previous project.
There are four phases to every research lifecycle. Detailed information about each phase can be found on the UW Office of Research website and through the links provided below: