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

Study finds parents’ perceptions play key role in teens’ driving preparedness
Study finds parents’ perceptions play key role in teens’ driving preparedness
Overall, parents believe their teens are safer than other drivers.
UAB professor uses latest virtual reality technology to improve access to pedestrian safety education
UAB professor uses latest virtual reality technology to improve access to pedestrian safety education
A new mobile virtual reality system helps children learn to cross streets safely.
New braces clinical trial sheds metal brackets
New braces clinical trial sheds metal brackets
Inflatable braces? A new clinical trial at the UAB School of Dentistry is hoping to make metal braces a thing of the past.
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s 15th annual Educating America Tour stops in Birmingham to spread best caregiving practices for Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s 15th annual Educating America Tour stops in Birmingham to spread best caregiving practices for Alzheimer’s
UAB’s School of Medicine will host The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Educating America Tour at UAB to discuss best practices for caregiving, current research efforts and resources for lives affected by Alzheimer’s.
School of Dentistry ranks first in NIDCR funding for fifth straight year
School of Dentistry ranks first in NIDCR funding for fifth straight year
UAB’s School of Dentistry has ranked first in NIDCR funding since 2012.

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.