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 - Cutting edge
UC, P&G leaders celebrate opening of UC Simulation Center, the 1819 Innovation Hub's first tenant.

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.

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.

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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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Urban Futures

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Events + Training


Standard Event

Smart Regions Conference (10/25)

Time: October 25, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: BB&T Arena - 500 Louie B Nunn Dr, Newport KY 41099

Target Audience: Those desiring to see the technological advancements of modern day

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of Research has partnered with the regional smart cities initiative, to sponsor the upcoming the Smart Regions Conference being held on Oct 24 & 25 at the BB&T Arena in Northern Kentucky. This is the first regional IoT showcase and expo where together, we are going to showcase UC researchers (and student) work alongside other area researchers' work and Industry-born technologies. For details about the conference, please go to: Smart Regions Conference site

In brief, there will be a tech expo, drone and quadcopter races, thought leadership breakout sessions, and a showcasing of regional collaborations. The conference will be attended by public officials, academic and industry experts and leaders, and community leaders committed to technology as a tool to improve outcomes for people.

The Office of Research has made this investment to encourage UC faculty and student participation. Because we are sponsors, it will be free for our students and faculty. This is a GREAT way for faculty and students to network and develop relationships with researchers outside UC, government officials, community leaders, and industry leaders in the IoT space. 

Standard Event

How to form Research Teams (10/26)

Time: October 26, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Vontz Rieveschl Auditorium

Target Audience: New and continuing faculty researchers

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Forming a research team?  Looking for collaborators?  Creating successful research teams can be one of the most important activities for faculty.  Identifying appropriate team members, from co-investigators and collaborators to graduate or undergraduate students to postdocs, can be challenging.  
As you pursue innovative, translational projects that push the boundaries of established fields, departments, and institutions, this session will provide you with tips on how to form and maintain positive team relationships over the life of a laboratory or research grant.

What will be covered: Faculty will create a lab/research team plan. 

Presenters:  Chip Montrose, Dean of Graduate School
Teri Reed, OoR Assistant VP Research Development
Amy Short, CCTST Administrative Director Center for Improvement Science

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Best Practices in Grants Management (10/31)

Time: October 31, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: 454 University Hall

Target Audience: Department/College Administrators/Staff who manage grants and contracts

Research Office: Sponsored Research Services

Training on A323 preparation, Best Practices in Grant Management and Cost Transfer Training.

Occurs every two months in August, October, December, February, April, and June

Cindy Lasonczyk, Sponsored Research Services Office, Accounting Department

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Communicating your Research - Impact and Significance (10/31)

Time: October 31, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: 755 Baldwin Hall

Target Audience: New and continuing faculty researchers

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Do you know what grantmakers look for when deciding what research to fund? The answers might not be what you think. Showing grantmakers that you know what they want is as important as showing them what you can do with their money.
To learn how to effectively communicate the impact and significance of your research through the written word and visuals, we will workshop two white papers, one for a technical audience and one for a non-specialized audience. You will leave with tools you can use to effectively draft white papers and proposal summaries for your own research. 

What will be covered: Faculty will gain the tools to create and practice critiquing two white papers; one for a general audience using layman’s terms and one for a technical audience.  

Presenters: Lora Arduser, A&S Associate Professor, English & Comparative Literature
Bob Hyland, A&S Assistant Professor-Educator, Rhetoric and Prof Writing
Elissa Yancey, OoR Communications Consultant

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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.

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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