Research Resources

UAB Faculty – Research Resources Guidebook

PDF guide covering research for all areas of the University

Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development (OVPRED)

Leadership for all administrative research units serving the research enterprise at UAB. OVPRED oversees Core Facilities, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and Institutional Review Board.

Integrated Research Administration Portal (IRAP)

Electronic submission of funding applications and compliance forms for future research initiatives.

Research Data Management

UAB investigators will be required to submit data management plans (DMPs) with grant proposals and insure that copies of publications and the associated data are deposited as required by the granting agency.

UAB Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The nexus for UAB innovation, entrepreneurial educational models, applied research, and management of intellectual property.

Funding Sources and Grant Opportunities

Presentations and general information related to effective grant writing.

Office of Postdoctoral Education

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists.

Conflict of Interest Review Board (CIRB)

Charged with the ongoing development of policies and procedures related to conflicts of interest in sponsored research, review of disclosures of financial interests submitted by investigators, and the development of conflict of interest management plans.

Research News

State’s new fastest supercomputer accelerates UAB research
State’s new fastest supercomputer accelerates UAB research
After major investments in information technology infrastructure — bringing the fastest supercomputer in Alabama to campus — UAB can now execute tasks in a couple of hours that took an entire day just a year ago. 
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center ranked among the best in the nation
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center ranked among the best in the nation
Becker’s Hospital Review ranks the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center as one of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with great oncology programs in America. 
UAB research shows socioeconomic factors affect younger multiple myeloma patients' survival
UAB research shows socioeconomic factors affect younger multiple myeloma patients' survival
A significant new UAB study published in Cancer shows that key socioeconomic factors, not race, affect survival of younger multiple myeloma patients.   
Cancer Community Network grows, transforms cancer care in region
Cancer Community Network grows, transforms cancer care in region
With 12 associates, the UAB Health System Cancer Community Network integrates patients, collaboration and community to change the way cancer care is delivered in the region. 
Unique program at the UAB Cancer Center makes significant impact in the Latino community
Unique program at the UAB Cancer Center makes significant impact in the Latino community
Sowing the Seeds of Health, a longstanding educational program at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, helps to reduce breast and cervical cancer among Latina women. 

Disability Support Services (DSS)

DSS Faculty NewsletterAs a UAB faculty member you play an important role in promoting access for students with disabilities. Students affiliated with DSS are encouraged to collaborate with their instructors to ensure that they have the accommodations they need to provide them with equal access to their education.

DSS serves students with various disabilities including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, visual impairments, hearing impairments, physical impairments, psychiatric/psychological impairments, and other health related impairments. Accommodations provided to students are determined on an individual basis.

The information on the DSS website is intended to provide faculty with more in-depth information concerning working with DSS and with students with disabilities. DSS staff members are also available to faculty and staff for consultation and presentations on disability related topics. For questions regarding a specific student's accommodations, please contact the DSS office.

Excused Absence Policy

 
Some students with disabilities may have an accommodation to excuse “a reasonable number of disability-related absences.” This accommodation is recommended ONLY when a student’s disability makes it impossible to attend class because of debilitating illness, hospitalization, or other professional intervention.

Excused absences, like all accommodations, are designed to provide equal access for students with disabilities: excused absences are NOT designed to permit students to receive credit for classes without demonstrating skills required in those classes. There is no "magic formula" for the number of excused absences a student with disabilities is allowed in addition to absences allowed all students in the class.

The most important factors in determining what is reasonable are the essential skills and required performances of the class. For example, if class information is available in class or through peer notes, textbooks, internet resources, etc. absences may not prevent students with disabilities from missing numerous class sessions and completing class assignments outside of class. If certain requirements can be met ONLY in class (such as discussions, oral presentations, or practicum hours), fewer absences can be allowed. The best solution is to talk with the student about class requirements and possible modifications as early in the semester as possible.

Students who miss class because of disability-related absences are responsible for informing instructors that their absences were disability-related, getting notes or other materials from the classes they missed, and arranging to make up any tests or assignments missed. Instructors should talk with the student about the type of assignments missed, the amount of work needed to complete class requirements, and the quality that should be reflected in that work. When absences prevent students from gaining essential information or completing essential components of a class, instructors can consult with the student and with DSS about options such as a medical withdrawal or grades of N, F, or I.