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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.

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Read Story - Digital Futures Anchor Program Launches
UC plays to its strengths by identifying the platforms that will support Digital Futures, opening in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Read Story - Driving into the Future: A Q/A with Jiaqi Ma
The Office of Research awarded roughly $881,000 to researchers during the 2018-2019 academic year. We sat down with one of the awardees, Dr. Jiaqi Ma, to talk about driverless cars.

Read Story - A2RU Leaves Lasting Impression on Undergrad Researchers at UC
UC will host the Emerging Creatives Student Summit in March 2020 for the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities.

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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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Events + Training



Overview of the U.S. Department of Energy (6/7)

Time: June 7, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Langsam Library - Room 462

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

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The purpose of the webinar is to provide information on the mission, programs, and priorities of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and how it supports extramural research and development.  The presentation will include overviews of DOE’s basic and applied research offices and anticipated funding opportunities, as well as advice on how university researchers can most effectively engage with the agency.  Additional information will also be provided on cross-agency initiatives that are guiding investment in new and emerging research areas.

Presented By:
Ben Kallen is one of Lewis-Burke’s key contacts for federal science policy in the physical sciences.  He has led firm-wide and client-specific engagement on emerging federal science priority areas, including quantum information science and space weather research.  Ben relies on a keen understanding of agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Energy (DOE), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver advanced intelligence on forthcoming opportunities and help clients deepen their connections to the federal research and development enterprise.  Prior to joining Lewis-Burke, Ben gained experience in legislative affairs as well as science and business advocacy in the office of Senator Barbara Boxer and at the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF), a trade association that promotes the policy interests of the space industry.  Through these experiences, Ben developed and honed valuable research and analytical skills while gaining an understanding of the complex political trends affecting national science and education policy.


Best Practices in Grants Management (6/18)

Time: June 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

Cindy Lasonczyk, Sponsored Research Services, Accounting Division.


2019 AIAA Intelligent Systems Workshop (7/29 - 7/30)

Time: July 29, 8:00 AM - July 30, 9:00 PM

Location: University of Cincinnati Main Campus

Target Audience: Researchers and Students

Research Office: Research Development

The American Institute for Aeronautics (AIAA) is hosting the 6th annual Intelligent Systems Conference on the University of Cincinnati's campus this July.

Topics discussed will include:
  • Human Machine Interaction
  • Vulnerabilities/security  of intelligent and autonomous systems
  • Integrating Autonomy into Existing Ecosystems
  • Developing an Intelligent Systems Workforce
The conference will also host a lightning talk and poster competition for students including monetary prizes.

There is a cost to attend: $150 for standard admission and $35 for students

Visit istcws2019.org for more information and to register.

Online Training

Viral Vectors

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

Research Office: Biosafety

Before an IBC Protocol can be approved, PIs and authorized personnel must be up-to-date with all applicable training.

The use of viruses as vectors for genetic material delivery into cells has become very common among the molecular biology community. As such, it is important for users to understand the origins of these tools and potential safety implications of their use.

This training is for individuals assigned to projects involving viral vectors. This module consists of different training modules which need to be completed according to the type of vector handled in the lab.

  1. Module 1: Risk Assessement     Needs to be completed by all   Go to Training

  2. Module 2: Lentiviral Vectors   Go to Training

  3. Module 3: Gamma-Retroviral Vectors   Go to Training

  4. Module 4: Adenoviral Vectors   Go to Training

  5. Module 5: Adeno-Associated Viral (AAV) Vectors   Go to Training

Assurance Form
After reviewing the training modules, individuals must complete the Training Assurance form and forward it to the Biosafety Office

If you need help viewing the trainings go here

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 exportco@uc.edu.
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

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