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

Precision medicine clinical trial available for cancer patients at UAB
Precision medicine clinical trial available for cancer patients at UAB
UAB now offers the largest cancer precision medicine clinical trial, NCI-MATCH, with customized treatments for patients based on genetics.
UAB optometrist improves treatment and care for patients with dry eye
UAB optometrist improves treatment and care for patients with dry eye
Individuals with dry eye have hope as researchers continue to learn more about causes, symptoms and treatments.
Technology improves clinical trial management and patient experience
Technology improves clinical trial management and patient experience
UAB has implemented a new application suite to improve clinical trial management, and enhance communication among trial sites and with study participants.
Discovery may lead to a treatment to slow Parkinson’s disease
Discovery may lead to a treatment to slow Parkinson’s disease
Researchers have found that an interaction between a mutant gene and alpha synuclein in neurons leads to hallmark pathologies seen in Parkinson’s disease, findings that may lead to new mechanisms and targets for neuroprotection.
The zebrafish’s growing impact on medical research
The zebrafish’s growing impact on medical research
The zebrafish is making its mark in the field of biomedical research, becoming one of the fastest-growing models of human disease.

UAB Human Resources & New Employee Orientation


UAB Human Resources conducts New Employee Orientation for all incoming, full-time employees. These sessions are optional for faculty, because you can get all required information online via the New Faculty Onboarding website. However, your college, school, or department may have additional required orientation.

If you choose to attend an HR New Employee Orientation session, you may view the schedule here.

UAB Human Resources also provides support to the institution through the departments of Benefits, the Child Care Center, Compensation, Training and Development, the Employee Assistance Program, Employee Relations, Employment, and Temporary Services, HR Data and Administrative Systems Services, HR Records, and Employee Health.

UAB Human Resources for New Hires
As a new faculty member, HR can help walk you through:
  • completing your I-9 form
  • new employee orientation
  • setting up direct deposit for payroll
  • setting up your BlazerID and email
  • choosing health, vision, and dental insurance
  • required contributions to the Teacher's Retirement plan
  • voluntary contributions to other retirement plans
  • educational assistance and tuition plans
  • additional insurance plans and benefits