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The Veteran and Military Affiliated Research Center at D’Youville University (VMARC) is dedicated to advancing veteran’s issues through thoughtful and innovative research.

The mission of D’Youville’s Veteran and Military Affiliated Research Center is to produce, encourage, and support scholarly activities at D’Youville related to a broad definition of veteran – including active duty military members, reservists and national guardsmen, veterans, dependents of veterans, survivors of veterans, and those otherwise considered as military affiliated.

Our Veteran Research Themes

Research and activities at VMARC are designed to focus on three primary themes:

  • Veterans Health and Healthcare:
    Including physical health, mental health, healthcare provision and access
  • Veterans Education and Training:
    Including government aid programs, student success factors, veteran services on campuses
  • Veterans Employment:
    Including unemployment, Affirmative Action requirements, human resources related laws and policies

Research Proposals

D’Youville is devoted to balancing the requirements of researchers with our committed support of our military aligned community.

In an effort to protect both our students and the researchers who study them, the D'Youville Institutional Review Board reviews all studies that are conducted using D’Youville students as subjects. This review is typically completed in three to four weeks for exempt or expedited reviews. Standard reviews will take longer. 

Individuals who need help with the process are encouraged to contact the VMARC for assistance.

To begin the proposal process, researchers must collect and submit the following information:

  • A copy of the IRB approval letter from your institution
  • A copy of the appropriate D’Youville IRB application (expedited, exempt, or standard) which can be found at our IRB website
  • A copy of the survey instrument or data collection tool that will be used
  • A copy of the implied consent notice if not included in the survey instrument
  • An abstract or brief summary of the study being conducted
  • The IRB number of the IRB that granted your approval

Materials should be submitted to VMARC at Our office will forward this material to the D’Youville Institutional Review Board.

If D’Youville’s Institutional Review Board grants approval for your research you will be notified and our office will prepare to distribute your survey to the appropriate students on campus.

The D’Youville campus community includes veterans, active duty, guardsmen, reservists, dependents, spouses, and others who identify as military affiliated. Researchers who intend to limit their study to one or more of these groups should specify as much in the cover email that will be distributed to the students or ask a series of questions in their survey to segment the respondents for their research purposes.

Research Tools

If you are a D’Youville University student or faculty member, VMARC is prepared to assist you as you plan and implement your research. Use the tools below to get started.

The Veteran and Military Aligned Research Center has compiled a list of useful terms for those planning research to begin their study or move further into a topic of interest. Search Google Scholar, or World Cat to discover more about your subject.


Contact D’Youville’s Veteran and Military Affiliated Research Center to learn more about our center’s mission and explore research opportunities.


Please direct inquiries to:

Mailing address:
VMARC at D’Youville University
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201

Phone: 716-829-7851

Contact Us


Location: KAB 007
Phone: 716-829-7851

Explore D’Youville’s Veteran and Military Affiliated Research Center

Contact us to learn more about research opportunities, begin your research, or learn why our military-friendly institution is a top-ranked school for veterans.

Watch Our Presentation

Dr. Daly and Dr. Fox Garrity provided a webinar in September 2018 for the Multi-state Collaborative on Military Credit of the Midwestern Higher Education Conference which convenes 13 states to advance best practices to ease the transition of veterans and their families from military life to college campuses. 

This webinar was designed to encourage discussion of and data collection with sensitivity to the differences within the group we often refer to collectively as veterans.  

The focus was on data collection using a tool called the Taxonomy of Student Veterans (TSV) designed by Dr. Daly and Dr. Fox Garrity and originally published in New Directions in Institutional Research

Learn More About VMARC

Our center is committed to supporting veteran research conducted by D’Youville faculty and student researchers and outside researchers. Some of the services we offer:

Benefits to D’Youville Community

  • Assistance with identification of research topics and study designs
  • Assistance with recruitment of research subjects for approved studies
  • Assistance with identification of relevant peer reviewed literature
  • Discussion groups to encourage exploration of relevant research topics
  • Classroom presentations to support research classes
  • Connections with others on campus who have skills and knowledge in various research methodologies to support research efforts
  • Assistance with identifying conferences and journals for possible publication opportunities
  • Assistance identifying resources available to support research

Resources for Outside Researchers

  • Guest speakers for conferences and meetings related to the research themes of the center
  • Direct assistance for researchers who would like to include our students as research participants
  • Web-based search tools to assist with identification of relevant Veterans and Military Affiliated research