Resources for researchers

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Services

Our Research Services website is the go-to place for exploring the many Academic Health Center (AHC) units that serve researchers.

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Research Toolkit

Funding

Research ethics at the University of MinnesotaWe are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work. Report an issue through U Report.

Grants management

Electronic Grants Management System (EGMS)
Databases for completing forms and applications relating to grants and sponsored projects.

Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) 
A system-wide University office that submits research proposals and receives awards from external sources on behalf of the Board of Regents.

Policies and regulatory affairs

Research policies, procedures, and guidelines
Policies and procedures from the Sponsored Projects Administration and the University.

Compliance guidelines
Guide from the University’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) to to help researchers anticipate and manage compliance issues that arise during a research project.

Regulatory support and planning
Assistance navigating regulatory requirements, including support for ClinicalTrials.gov submissions, clinical trial monitoring, Investigational New Drug (IND) and Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) applications, and FDA inspections.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Reviews research projects that involve human participants to protect their rights and safety.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Reviews all projects involving animals.

Find more resources for following rules and regulations

Data 

REDCap
A secure, web-based system that supports data collection for research.  

Clinical data repository
A secure repository with the health records of more than 2 million Fairview patients, which can be accessed for research purposes.

i2b2
Self-service tool for determining if there is a cohort of patients in the University's clinical data repository that meets your criteria of interest.

Find more resources for accessing and managing data 

Promotions

AHC’s Office of Communications
Support for creating awareness about your research. Follow these tips on preparing for publication.

Find more resources for sharing your research findings

Clinical partners

Fairview Health Services: Research Administration
Services for regulatory support, contract review, research pricing, and billing and budget development. 

Clinics and Surgery Center: Research-related resources
Training materials, newsletters, webcasts, and other content for University teams who conduct research at the Clinics and Surgery Center.  

Collaborators

Experts@Minnesota
Research networking tool for finding University collaborators, exploring techniques, and viewing publication records.

Find more resources for building your research team

Imaging

University Imaging Centers
Specialized microscope, image analysis systems, and support for using equipment and methodologies.

 

Buildings, facilities, and supplies 

U Market
University-wide website for purchasing lab supplies such as beakers and chemicals.

Research Building Management Services
Building operations, security, and services for occupants of AHC research buildings.

Find facilities and equipment that serve researchers

Study management 

OnCore clinical trials management system
A single, comprehensive system for managing a trial throughout its life cycle.

Find services for study planning and implementation

Background research

Bio-Medical Library
A primary health information resource for AHC students, staff, and faculty.

Find more resources for conducting background research 

Commercialization

Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC)
Management of patents and licenses, and support for creating University-based start-up companies.