Support for Research

Find resources to support health science researchers at the University of Minnesota.

Research ethics at the University of Minnesota: We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work. Learn more about our commitment to research ethics

Grants management

moneyElectronic 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

policyResearch 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

dataREDCap
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 

Share your research findings

megaphoneAHC’s Office of Communications
Provide support to create awareness about your research and tell your story. Follow these tips on preparing for publication.

Find more resources for sharing your research findings

Clinical partners

Clinical partnersFairview 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

collaborators handshakeExperts@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

two lab technicians in front of suppliesU 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

pile of yellow file folders for study managementOnCore 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

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

Find more resources for conducting background research 

Commercialization

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