Research

Driven to discover. Improving health.

Across the University of Minnesota’s health sciences, we’re making discoveries that transform. From the first-ever successful bone marrow transplant to the development of anti-HIV drugs, we translate research into innovative, excellent patient care.

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Grants management

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

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 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

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

Clinical partners

Clinical partners

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

Collaborators

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

Find more resources for building your research team

Buildings, facilities, and supplies

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

Clinical study management

Clinical 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

Background research

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

Find more resources for conducting background research

Commercialization

Commercialization

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

Research ethics

We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.