Research 2030: UC's 10-yr Strategic Plan for Research

The University of Cincinnati is the leading R1 urban university in our region with unrivaled talent solving problems that matter. We are rigorously pursuing diversity, equity & inclusion in research and actively transforming society through game-changing knowledge and disruptive discoveries.

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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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Events + Training



The State of the Ohio River: Water Quality, Infrastructure & Economic Development (10/28)

Time: October 28, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The Ohio River is a source of drinking water, jobs, and recreation for millions of Americans.  Its importance to the region cannot be understated, but the conversation around this precious natural resource is often lacking.  Our panelists talk about the Ohio River’s challenges and how UC, the government, and the private sector is working to overcome them.  Engage with us as we tackle these critical issues.


Patrick Ray, Water Expert, University of Cincinnati
Melinda Kruyer, Executive Director, Confluence
Kyle McCune, Hydraulic Engineer, US Army Corps of Engineers
Jason Stephens, Representative, State of Ohio - 93rd District
Brett Walton, Senior Reporter - Circle of Blue

Moderated by Jai Chabria, Managing Director, Mercury


UC's 6th Annual Data Day (11/5 - 11/6)

Time: November 5, 12:00 AM - November 6, 12:00 AM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Researchers producing and using data face similar but unique, challenges in data management, data sharing, reproducible research, and preservation. Researchers have a tremendous responsibility to ensure that the data they produce, and share is equitable as it impacts individuals and communities the world over. When data is collected and shared incorrectly, it can advance inequities, bias, and even violence. Researchers must be aware of methods to mitigate these and how to generate data that is free of bias, is equitable, and inclusive to avoid any miscommunication and/or ambiguity regarding their data. Data Day 2021 highlights these challenges and showcases solutions and opportunities in which we can re-examine data through an equity lens.


Lunch And Learn Series 3: Did You Know...Organizing And Presenting Your Research (11/9)

Time: November 9, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Faculty

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Did you know that RDS can help you enhance your research abstracts and conference posters? This session will present strategies for writing effective abstracts using the IMRaD format. It will provide registrants with a guide for transforming an abstract into an award-winning poster presentation. Finally, the session will provide strategies for presenting the poster to colleagues and conference judges. Whether you are a clinician, researcher or a graduate student in a health-related discipline, this session is for you!


Research Development & Support Series: DoD 101 - Why DoD? (11/17)

Time: November 17, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Langsam FEC 540 F/G and Zoom

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

Research Office: Research Development

Description forthcoming


Lunch And Learn Series 4: Did You Know...Making Impact With Your Work Beyond The Publication (12/2)

Time: December 2, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Faculty

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Did you know that your research impact can be improved through data sharing and using persistent identifiers.  This session will introduce UC resources for data sharing and uniquely identifying you and your works.  


Research Development & Support Series: DoD 201 - Where in DoD? (12/7)

Time: December 7, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: in-person TBD / Zoom

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

Research Office: Research Development

Description forthcoming

Online Training

Viral Vectors

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

Research Office: Biosafety

This training is required for individuals assigned to projects involving viral vectors.  Before an IBC protocol can be approved, PIs and authorized personnel must complete all applicable training modules.

Individuals outside UC must login through the "External Login" link and create a new UC account.

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