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 - Carbon is the new Black
UC’s Nanoworld Laboratories collaborates with the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army and NASA to investigate new uses for carbon nanotubes in military uniforms and fabric that can double as batteries.

Read Story - Smart Investments
The Office of Research makes its first Bridge Fund investments in people and projects

Read Story - In the Gray Area: UC Professor Develops Novel Technology for Residential Graywater Treatment and Reuse
Soryong Chae, a UC environmental engineering assistant professor, received funding through UC’s Faculty Bridge Program to assist in developing a novel membrane-based technology for residential graywater treatment and reuse.

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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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Infectious Diseases

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Medical Devices

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Events + Training



Ohio Conference on Freight (8/15 - 8/17)

Time: August 15, 12:00 PM - August 17, 2:00 PM

Location: Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Target Audience: Anyone interested in the movement of freight in Ohio and the Midwest

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The Ohio Conference on Freight is the Midwest’s leading freight conference, convening over 300 professionals from across North America to share their expertise in the areas of supply chain/logistics, smart transportation technology and federal and state policies supporting freight-related transportation and economic development.

The day-and-a half conference consists of four Plenary sessions and 12 Breakout sessions covering the latest topics, tools and trends in the world of freight today.

Why Attend?
  1. Learn: Hear firsthand about current issues, challenges and solutions that are shaping freight transportation today.
  2. Network: Meet old friends, renew acquaintances and build new relationships to further your professional and personal goals.
  3.  Apply: Take the new ideas and tools you discover at the conference to address your specific freight issues and goals.

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 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

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.

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

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.

Online Training

Shipment of Biohazard Materials Regulations

Target Audience: UC researchers who plan to ship biohazard materials

Research Office: Biosafety

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.

Online Training

RAM Worker Retraining

Target Audience: Trained RAM workers needing annual retraining

Research Office: Radiation Safety

This is a refresher course that is required annually for all RAM workers and can be completed online or in person.

Available to be accessed online through the Center for Continuous Development
Contact the RSOf directly if you would like to attend a live retraining course.
Radiation Safety Office, 513-558-4110

Online Training

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)

Target Audience: Anyone working on projects involving human-derived material

Research Office: Biosafety

This online training, provided by the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office, is intended for all individuals assigned to projects involving the use of human-derived materials (e.g. established and primary cells, blood, plasma, serum, tissues).  It is required both at the time of initial work assignment and at least every 12 months thereafter.

Online Training

Lab Hazards Awareness Training

Target Audience: Support personnel, students and new employees

Research Office: Biosafety

This interactive online training has been primarily designed to those not familiar with the possible hazards present on a research laboratory. It discusses the different type of hazards (e.g. biological, chemical, radiological) and indicates where to get more information and educational materials.