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 - Imagine That
New book by UC philosopher addresses global environmental degradation head-on using tools to create inclusive policy change and economic justice.

Read Story - When Worlds Collide
The intersection of academia and industry in Cincinnati now has a new address: 2900 Reading Rd. That’s where you’ll find the University of Cincinnati’s new front door to the community — the 1819 Innovation Hub.

Read Story - Tongue Twisters: Cross-Campus Researchers Team Up to Break Down Speech Barriers
University of Cincinnati researchers from four colleges will work together to improve therapeutic uses of ultrasound to treat speech sound disorders thanks to a $100,000 Strategic Collaborative Grant awarded by the Office of Research.

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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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


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Active Externally Funded Researchers


FY17 Invention Disclosures

Events + Training


Standard Event

How to work with Program Officers (11/28)

Time: November 28, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Vontz Rieveschl Auditorium

Target Audience: New and continuing faculty researchers

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Are you ready to have a conversation with a federal agency program officer but don’t know how to start? Having this conversation is a key step to gaining valuable insight into the funding potential of your ideas. In this interactive session, you’ll learn from faculty who have recently worked at major federal agencies as they share the do’s and don’t’s of making contact, meeting logistics and follow-up. Plus, you’ll hear their tips on effective ways to talk about your research. 

What will be covered:
Faculty will hear from and network with recent federal agency employees and a communication expert to learn tips on interacting with program officers. They will gain skills to help them effectively communicate their research clearly and concisely.

Richard Harknett, A&S Professor and Department Head, Political Science (former Department of Energy IPA)
Teri Murphy, CEAS Professor, Engineering Education (former NSF IPA)
Elissa Yancey, OoR Communication Consultant  

Questions? Contact Heather Geers (513) 558-0026.

Standard Event

CONFLICTS, STARTUPS AND YOU: What ethical considerations and University rules you need to keep in mind when starting a company (12/1)

Time: December 1, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: 400A Tangeman University Center

Target Audience: Faculty, staff and students interested in startups and entrepreneurial affairs

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

This session will provide a roadmap for launching entrepreneurial initiatives while also considering institutional responsibilities and other ethical considerations that may be impacted by commercialization activities. Ethical considerations and strategies to manage potential conflicts of interest will be offered and discussed.

Holly Bante, UC Assistant VP for Ethics in Industry Engagement
Geoffrey Pinski, UCTAC Director Office of Technology & Commercialization


Standard Event

Discuss current topics and issues affecting sponsored administration at UC (12/13)

Time: December 13, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Alternates between Vontz Auditorium and 400B TUC

Target Audience: All UC College and Unit Business Administrators

Research Office: Sponsored Research Services

SRS Business Administration Quarterly Meeting is informational meeting to discuss current topics and issues affecting sponsored research administration at UC

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.

Training Link

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 is highly recommended.

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

Online Training

FDA regulated research activities Training

Target Audience: All principal investigators, co-principal investigators, and study coordinators engaged in FDA regulated research

Research Office: Human Research Protection Program

This online and live training includes 11 modules pertaining to FDA regulated research activities and is required to completed annually. These modules are specific to UC.

Available online: training listed under Human Subjects Research Compliance Training -  instructions on accessing the modules

Available in person: annually (dates/times vary)
Jackie Glass, CCRP, Quality Assurance Auditor

Online Training

Risks of experiments involving viral vectors

Target Audience: Open to the public and UC researchers who plan to work with viral vectors

Research Office: Biosafety Office

This online training provides information on how to assess the risks of experiments involving viral vectors as well as the safety precautions to be adopted. Training modules include and introduction as well as information on the most commonly used viral vectors.

Available online: web training site
Marcia Espinola, DVM, Director of Biosafety Office, Office of Research Integrity

Online Training

Shipment of biohazard materials regulations

Target Audience: UC researchers who plan to ship biohazard materials

Research Office: Biosafety Office

This online training provides information on the shipment of biohazard materials and helps the user identify if the materials within the package are regulated and what steps are required to comply. There are four training modules, each with a short quiz. Training certificates for this course are valid for 2 years.

Available online: shipping training site
Marcia Espinola, DVM, Director of Biosafety Office, 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.

Available to be accessed online through the Center for Continuous Development 
Radiation Safety Office, 513-558-4110