Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research oversees its counterpart offices regarding administration and research support.



Undergraduate Scholarly Showcase (4/22)

Time: April 22, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: Tangeman University Center

Target Audience: Anyone interested in research

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Join us for a one-day event where hundreds of students from across the university share new knowledge, new understanding, and creative and technical innovation brought forward through scholarly process.

The showcase is free and open to the entire campus community!

Organizers are looking for judges for the day-long event April 22, where undergraduate students get practice presenting new knowledge, understanding, and creative and technical innovation. Judges need not have subject matter expertise. Sign-up ends Feb. 15.

Past Events



Labor Verification Training (12/11)

Time: December 11, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: UHall 444

Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about Labor Verification

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The Government Cost Compliance Department will be offering Labor Verification Training on December 11, 2018 from 8:30am – 11:30am.
Instructor led training will be offered from 8:30am – 9:30am. This training session will cover the entire Labor Verification process. Training will include how to access and approve statements in UCFlex and view pending or upcoming statements, and how to utilize Labor Verification reporting tools to help manage Labor Verification Statements.
Between the hours of 9:30am – 11:30am there will be an open lab for individualized training. During the time our staff will be available to sit with you and provide one on one training. You can come by anytime during the open lab for personalized training.
There is a limited amount of spots for the instructor lead training. Please RSVP by December 5, 2018 to reserve you spot for the instructor lead training that will be held between 8:30am – 9:30am.



Lunch & Learn - Dr. James P. Canfield "The Millennial Professor" (11/15)

Time: November 15, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: University Hall, Rm. 610

Target Audience:

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Dr. James P. Canfield aka “The Millennial Professor” is an expert in childhood and familial homelessness and poverty.  His research has impacted actions across our country.  In addition to impacting the US he has worked with other countries about issues related to homelessness and poverty.  Please join us at the Office of Research Lunch and Learn (lunch provided), to hear from the investigator who says “at the end of the day, my work is the science and art of being a real-world superhero: get cape, wear cape, fly.”

**Please be sure to register as we need a head count for lunch**

Thank You!


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.


SBIR/STTR Road Tour (6/20)

Time: June 20, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: The Ohio Union at Ohio State University

Target Audience: Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Researchers, and/or Small Technology Firms

Research Office: Research Development

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR/STTR programs annually provide $2.5 billion in funding to small advanced technology firms to spur new technological discoveries and facilitate the commercialization of innovations. Together they represent America's Largest Seed Fund.

Local innovation supporters in communities who have historically underutilized the opportunities provided through the SBIR/STTR programs have invited representatives of America's Largest Seed Fund to engage the small advanced technology community, including women and minority-owned research and development businesses. Every SBIR Road Tour stop represents a coveted opportunity to meet directly with Federal and State Program Managers who seed a wide spectrum of innovative ideas, while learning about your state sponsored innovation support infrastructure.

So, if you're an Innovator, Entrepreneur, Researcher, or Small Technology Firm, don't miss this opportunity!


Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit (4/26)

Time: April 26, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Union Hall

Target Audience: Any researcher

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit will highlight smart cities projects and leaders in Greater Cincinnati, and explore the potentials of Connected, Autonomous, and Electric Vehicles as the Cincinnati region continues its digital transformation. There will be welcome remarks from local elected officials, a keynote speaker focused on smart mobility, and two panel sessions exploring the pillars of smart city planning. Following the program, guests are invited to attend the leadership luncheon where awards to local smart cities leaders will be presented.


Research and Innovation Week 2018 (4/9 - 4/14)

Time: April 9, 12:00 AM - April 14, 12:00 AM

Location: University of Cincinnati

Target Audience:

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Our 2018 theme, Industry, innovation, and infrastructure for enhanced well-being and livelihoods, closely aligns with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, speaks broadly to the issues important to our region, and ties to UC’s Strategic Directions.

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Office of Research Expert Buffet (1/10)

Time: January 10, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: 400A Tangeman University Center

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

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

As the new semester begins, the Office of Research is providing an overview of services and information in an interactive format that we call the Office of Research Expert Buffet. Sate you appetite for research must-haves during information-packed, moving sessions followed by questions and answers with top institutional leaders who can help you make the most of your research efforts at UC!

What will be covered: Topics include the following:

    Covering your OARs –Financial disclosures, OARs, and conflicts of interest
    Green Light your Research – Institutional Review Board
    Partner with Panache – Industry Collaborations with the UCRI
    What is the Difference? – UC Foundation and Sponsored Research Services
    Double Your Money – Internal funding from the Office of Research
    Keep Calm and Log On – IT and Research
    Protect Yourself –Intellectual property and disclosure
    Be Our Guest – Core facilities
    Beyond Books – UC Libraries


    Holly Bante, UC Assistant VP for Ethics in Industry Engagement
    Mike Linke, Chair of IRB Committee
    Angela Braggs-Brown, OoR Director, Human Research Protection Program
    Sara Guice, UCRI Director Partnerships & Industry Alliances
    Julie Collinsworth, UCRI Project Manager
    Patrick Clark, OoR Assistant Vice President Operations & Management
    Jennifer Krivickas, OoR Assistant Vice President Integrated Research
    Jane Combs, UCIT Associate Director Research & Development
    Amy Latessa, UCIT Research Coordinator, Research & Development
    Geoffrey Pinski, UCTAC Director Office of Technology & Commercialization
    Phil Taylor, OoR Assistant VP Strategic Implementation
    Gino Pasi, UC Associate Librarian, Health Sciences Library

Moderator: Teri Reed, OoR Assistant Vice President Research Development


Smart Regions Conference (10/25)

Time: October 25, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Target Audience: Those desiring to see the technological advancements of modern day

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of Research has partnered with the regional smart cities initiative, to sponsor the upcoming the Smart Regions Conference being held on Oct 24 & 25 at the BB&T Arena in Northern Kentucky. This is the first regional IoT showcase and expo where together, we are going to showcase UC researchers (and student) work alongside other area researchers' work and Industry-born technologies. For details about the conference, please go to: Smart Regions Conference site In brief, there will be a tech expo, drone and quadcopter races, thought leadership breakout sessions, and a showcasing of regional collaborations. The conference will be attended by public officials, academic and industry experts and leaders, and community leaders committed to technology as a tool to improve outcomes for people. The Office of Research has made this investment to encourage UC faculty and student participation. Because we are sponsors, it will be free for our students and faculty. This is a GREAT way for faculty and students to network and develop relationships with researchers outside UC, government officials, community leaders, and industry leaders in the IoT space.


How to Find Funding Opportunities (9/9)

Time: September 9, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


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

Research Office: Research Development

Whatever your scholarly goals, knowing how to discover internal and external opportunities and the funders most likely to support you, is important. In this 90-minute session, you will learn, from two panels of 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, mission and perspectives, to gain the required knowledge to win funding from them.

What will be covered: Internal funding opportunities offered annually by the Office of the Vice President for Research, College of Medicine, the CCTST, and the Office of the Provost. 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.

Presenters: Susan Dunlap, UCF Associate Director Foundation & Corporation Relations
Sara Guice, UCRI Director Business Development
Jennifer Krivickas, OoR Assistant Vice President Integrated Research
Keisha Love, UC Associate Provost Faculty Development and Special Initiatives
Teri Reed, OoR Assistant Vice President Economic Development
Amy Short, CCTST Administrative Director Continuing Medical Education

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Office of the Vice President for Research 
University of Cincinnati
University Hall, Suite 540 ML 0663
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0663

Street Address

University Hall, Suite 540
51 Goodman Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0663

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Phone: 513-558-0026