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.
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.
Research policies, procedures, and guidelines
Policies and procedures from the Sponsored Projects Administration and the University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Research networking tool for finding University collaborators, exploring techniques, and viewing publication records.
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.