Powering Discovery and Creating the Future

At our research-intensive, urban public university, we are proud to embolden the next generation of research pioneers. Our world-renowned researchers and scholars collaborate across disciplines, colleges and campuses as they address the most pressing challenges throughout the world and in our communities.

Our Impact

Latest News

Read Story - UC Researcher Receives Grant to Study Cancer-detecting Mouthwash
Researchers at UC are investigating whether certain molecular markers that can be collected from simple mouthwash samples can help in identifying throat and mouth cancers.

Read Story - UC Mosasaur Research Attracts International Attention
Smithsonian, BBC, FOX News highlight UC biology professor Takuya Konishi's new study on 'ugly duckling' of ancient marine reptiles .

Read Story - UC Celebrates Grand Opening of 1819 Innovation Hub
More than just a building, the University of Cincinnati’s ‘front door’ will attract talent and facilitate partnerships.

Facts + Figures

The Office of Research is accelerating research at University of Cincinnati and economic growth in our region by connecting industry, government, and community leaders with the University of Cincinnati thought leaders and innovators. Together, we can positively impact the lives, environment, and the economy in our region and beyond. Some of our key research strengths are highlighted below.

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Skin Science

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Digital Humanities

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Infectious Diseases

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Medical Devices

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Smart Cities

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Urban Futures

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Active Awards


Active Award Funding


Active Externally Funded Researchers


FY17 Invention Disclosures

Events + Training



Working with Industry and Foundations (11/14)

Time: November 14, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: University Hall, Room 454

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development

This introduction to funding through industry and foundation avenues will be in a panel format. Join us to hear from faculty who have been successful at securing funding from industry and foundations. In addition, hear from companies and foundations who fund UC research. Learn what makes for a successful grant and long-term relationship through these paths to funding. 

What will be covered:  Resources available to support efforts through industry research and foundations.

Presenters:     Susan Dunlap, UC Foundation Associate Director Foundation & Corporation Relations
                        Jennifer Krivickas, OoR Assistant Vice President Integrated Research
                        Heather L. Norton, Associate Professor - Department of Anthropology, Co-Director - UC WISE-REWU Program, Faculty Director - UC Skin Science and Technology Collaborative
                        Teri Reed, OoR Assistant Vice President Research Development
                         Aretha Adams, Senior Grants Administrator



Lunch & Learn - Dr. James P. Canfield "The Millennial Professor" (11/15)

Time: November 15, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: University Hall, Rm. 610

Target Audience:

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Dr. James P. Canfield aka “The Millennial Professor” is an expert in childhood and familial homelessness and poverty.  His research has impacted actions across our country.  In addition to impacting the US he has worked with other countries about issues related to homelessness and poverty.  Please join us at the Office of Research Lunch and Learn (lunch provided), to hear from the investigator who says “at the end of the day, my work is the science and art of being a real-world superhero: get cape, wear cape, fly.”

**Please be sure to register as we need a head count for lunch**

Thank You!


How to Work with Local and State Governments (11/30)

Time: November 30, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Tangeman University Center, Room 425

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development

Are you interested in learning how to get started working with state and local government entities? Would you like to learn from researchers who have already had success working with state and local government agencies? Want to learn how our government relations staff help faculty navigate government entities and develop relationships with the right individuals in office? If yes was the answer to any of these questions, this is the forum for you. Come meet successful researchers, government relations staff, and individuals who work for the City of Cincinnati. 


Arts & Humanities in the Age of Impact (12/10)

Time: December 10, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: DAAP 8220, Materials Library

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, and research administrators

Research Office: Research Development



Labor Verification Training (12/11)

Time: December 11, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: UHall 444

Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about Labor Verification

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The Government Cost Compliance Department will be offering Labor Verification Training on December 11, 2018 from 8:30am – 11:30am.
Instructor led training will be offered from 8:30am – 9:30am. This training session will cover the entire Labor Verification process. Training will include how to access and approve statements in UCFlex and view pending or upcoming statements, and how to utilize Labor Verification reporting tools to help manage Labor Verification Statements.
Between the hours of 9:30am – 11:30am there will be an open lab for individualized training. During the time our staff will be available to sit with you and provide one on one training. You can come by anytime during the open lab for personalized training.
There is a limited amount of spots for the instructor lead training. Please RSVP by December 5, 2018 to reserve you spot for the instructor lead training that will be held between 8:30am – 9:30am.


Best Practices in Grants Management (12/12)

Time: December 12, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: 454 University Hall

Target Audience: Department/college administrators/staff who manage grants and contracts

Research Office: Sponsored Research Services

This training is geared toward individuals responsible for managing anticipated and awarded grants and contracts in the UC Flex accounting system.  Topics include: Manual A323 Preparation, Best Practices in Grant Management, and Cost Transfer Training.  Cost Transfer Training is required before submitting any cost transfer requests to PI’s for approval or Reallocation Requests to SRS Accounting Grant Administrators for processing.

Occurs Every Other Month in University Hall

Contact Cindy Lasonczyk, Sponsored Research Services, Accounting Division with any questions.

Online Training

Conflicts of Interest in Research

Target Audience: All faculty and staff who conduct research at UC

Research Office: Office for Ethics in Industry Engagement

Faculty and staff who participate in funded research at the University of Cincinnati must complete training on promoting objectivity in research. This training is required every four years, at a minimum, due to federal regulations governing conflicts of interest in research. The course for meeting this requirement is available in the UC online training application CPD (Continuous Professional Development). If you are a UC employee and have not completed the Conflict of Interest Training, you will not be able to complete your Outside Activity Report.

Online Training

Export Compliance for Researchers

Target Audience: All personnel conducting restricted work

Research Office: Export Controls

All personnel conducting restrictive work must complete Export Control training. The Export Compliance training is available online and is provided by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) at the University of Miami. The courses in CITI, “Export Compliance for Researchers part I and II”, are required for all personnel participating in restricted work. These courses are optional for all other University of Cincinnati faculty, staff and students, but are highly recommended.

For a more detailed, in person training, please contact the Export Control Office at exportco@uc.edu.
Tara Wood, Director of Export Controls, Office of Research Integrity

Online Training

Healthcare Worker (Recertification)

Target Audience: Healthcare providers that will work with patients who are undergoing radiation therapy and require recertification.

Research Office: Radiation Safety

This online course is for the required for annual recertification. Please note, review and completion of the Radiation Safety Self-Learning Package is required prior to taking the online course.