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 will start using new system to track and manage sponsored research
This change will have the most impact on principal investigators, as well as all business and grant administrators. Learn more.

Read Story - New campus-wide initiative launches at Research + Innovation Week event on March 25
Good Discovery(s) a civic art, civic design, and civic tech festival, returns for a second year, with a new, important sponsor. Introducing UC’s Urban Futures Institute.

Read Story - 'Each of these researchers has truly excelled'
A shout out to these UC researchers who won three to four sponsored research awards since 2016.

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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Events + Training



CEAS Conversation on Writing Center Grants (2/24)

Time: February 24, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Faculty Enrichment Center (West Campus Langsam Library), Room 540G

Target Audience: All CEAS faculty and research staff interested in large center-level proposals

Research Office: Research Development

Are you already working toward a large proposal that is multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional and over $2 million? We would like to invite you to a conversation of like-minded people in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences to discuss internal and external resources for you to leverage. This includes hearing from persons who have just returned from reviewing planning grants, pre-proposals, full proposals, and site reviews at the pre-funding and post-funding stages of these large center grants. This includes such calls from agencies such as the NSF (e.g., ERC – Engineering Research Centers), the Department of Transportation (e.g., University Transportation Centers), and the Department of Defense (e.g., Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives), just to name a few as there are many others.

These types of grants typically takes months, if not years, of planning. The College, in conjunction with the Office of Research, would like to get a clear picture of those interested and understand how we can support the formation of these large center grants. There is an upcoming workshop for teams, along with other grant writing support options that will be discussed. Often difficult areas such as the education and outreach components, as well as assessment and evaluation and integrating research from various disciplines will be included.

Target Audience:  All CEAS faculty and research staff interested in large center-level proposals

Moderator:  Teri Reed,  Assistant VP Faculty Research Development


Questions? Contact Teri Reed at teri.reed@uc.edu.


Research Development and Support Series: Rigor and Reproducibility (2/25)

Time: February 25, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: University Hall, Room 454

Target Audience: Faculty, Research Staff, Postdocs, Graduate Students

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Rigor, reproducibility, replicability, and transparency are critical to the advancement of research and are key topics being discussed within such agencies as the NIH, NSF, and other funding agencies, as well as multiple professional societies. The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) released a new census study report in 2019 titled Reproducibility and Replicability in Science. The NIH has updated their grant application instructions and review language in order to promote these tenets of rigorous, reproducible, and inclusive research. NSF produced a document highlighting the need for data transparency and noting such cultural issues as lack of publication of studies yielding negative results or replications of past studies.

With this growing concern about the irreproducibility and lack of rigor or transparency of research in many fields, this will be a conversation on possible methods and tools available to UC researchers noting that one-size does not fit all. Countless resources can be squandered on experiments that are poorly designed, recorded, analyzed, and/or reported. What are the consequences, what are the key factors, and what tools are available to promote rigorous, reproducible research? Examples across several fields will be shared by participants.


Research Development & Support Series: Multi-PIs and Center Grants (3/2)

Time: March 2, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Faculty Enrichment Center 540F (Langsam Library)

Target Audience: Faculty, Research Staff, Postdocs, Graduate Students

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research



Research Development & Support Series: Talking to Your Program Officers (3/6)

Time: March 6, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: University Hall Room 454

Target Audience: Faculty, Research Staff, Postdocs, Graduate Students

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research



Research Development & Support Series: Write Winning Grant Proposals (3/16)

Time: March 16, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Lindner Hall, Room 1410

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

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Presenter: Dr. John Robertson from Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops

What will be covered:  This widely acclaimed seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. Emphasis is given to such things as idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant's case to reviewers. Regardless of the agency, participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through their applications. Strategies designed to merit a fundable priority score are emphasized.

There is a $75.00 fee which covers the cost of the participant’s copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. Participants can select their choice of one workbook focusing on NIH, NSF, USDA/NIFA, or Any Agency (for proposals other than NIH, NSF, or USDA). The workbook begins with refinement of the idea and then systematically progresses through tips and strategies for each section of the proposal, concluding with pre-submission review and writing of the accompanying cover letter.
Lunch is provided. Registration is required and closes March 1st, 2019.


Best Practices in Grants Management (3/18)

Time: March 18, 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.


Surveillance of Students: An Ethical Travesty or Necessity? (3/25)

Time: March 25, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Annie Laws (Teachers College Room 407)

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Bryan Warnick, Ph.D.

In this talk, I respond to the increasing use of surveillance cameras in public schools by examining the ethical questions raised by their use. I explore the extent of a student’s right to privacy in schools, stipulate how video surveillance is similar to and different from commonly accepted in-person surveillance practices, and discuss the possible impact of surveillance technology on educational environments. In response to the ethical concerns I raise, I offers five suggestions for how schools can use video surveillance technology in more ethically sensitive ways.


Professional Ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research (3/26)

Time: March 26, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: Engineering Research Center (ERC 427)

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Michael C. Loui, Ph.D.

I will identify similarities between the responsible conduct of research (RCR) and the ethics of a profession such as engineering. Just as codes of professional ethics define the standards for trustworthiness in professional practice, so too do the obligations of RCR set the standards for the trustworthiness of academic research. I will show short video vignettes to illustrate several RCR issues that occur in research activities across academic disciplines, such as plagiarism, mentoring, peer review, and data management.


Research and Innovation 2020: Hutton Ethics Lectureship - In Person (3/26)

Time: March 26, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute Auditorium

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

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Eric T. Juengst, PhD serves as the Director of the UNC Center for Bioethics and as Professor in the Departments of Social Medicine and Genetics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His lecture “Citizen Science and Human Genomic Research: Ethical and Social Implications” aims to define "citizen science", familiarize the audience with a variety of current approaches to involving the public in human genome research and the projects that exemplify them, like the U.S. national “All of Us” Initiative, and to appreciate the personal privacy risks of genomic research participation and approaches to addressing them.

The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.