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

Read Story - Researchers invited to apply for internal University Research Council grants
The University of Cincinnati Office of Research is now accepting RFPs for the 2019-2020 University Research Council awards up to $10,000.

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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Active Award Funding


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FY19 Invention Disclosures

Events + Training



RDSS: Proposal Budgets - More Than Just a Bunch of Numbers (1/30)

Time: January 30, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: Langsam Library, Faculty Enrichment Center (540F)

Target Audience: Early career research faculty and researchers

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Preparing and managing a grant proposal budget can be challenging. In this presentation, OoR staff will highlight some key information on the basics of budgeting, the available tools, and most importantly where to turn for assistance. We will review a sample project and walk through the process of creating a budget for that process in a workshop format. This will be followed by a Q&A where the presenters will be available to discuss any specific areas of interest to the audience, and answer any questions.


RDSS: How to Find Funding Opportunities (2/5)

Time: February 5, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: University Hall, Room 450

Target Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, Research Administrators

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Whatever your scholarly goals, knowing how to discover internal and external opportunities and the funders most likely to support you, is important. In this session, you will learn from experts where to locate information on funding, both internal and external, and gain knowledge and skills that will help you find information about funders’ interests, missions and perspectives, to gain the required knowledge to win funding from them.

What will be covered: External funding opportunities available via the federal government, the state of Ohio, the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Foundations, and Industry. Introduction of UC’s grant search engine, InfoED SPIN and limited submissions process at UC. Internal funding opportunities from the Provost Office and the Office of Research will be briefly covered.


RDSS: Writing the One Pager (2/12)

Time: February 12, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Langsam Library, Faculty Enrichment Center (540F)

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

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.


Best Practices in Grants Management (2/26)

Time: February 26, 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.

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 exportco@uc.edu.
Tara Wood, Director of Export Controls, Office of Research Integrity

Online Training

FDA Regulated Research Activities Online 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 training includes 11 modules pertaining to FDA regulated research activities. These modules are specific to UC.

FDA modules can be found under “Human Subjects Research Compliance Training”.  All 11 modules must be completed.

Further questions?  Please visit our FDA FAQ page.

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.