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

Using protons to fight cancer: the science behind the UAB Proton Center
Using protons to fight cancer: the science behind the UAB Proton Center
A 90-ton machine called a cyclotron will accelerate protons to very high speeds to impact human tumors.
GARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in a mouse model
GARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in a mouse model
The function and structure of protein GARP2 in rod cells of the retina is still not clear, but researchers have shown that GARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in mice, and have made an important step toward creating a standardized nomenclature between mice and humans for a measurement of retinal degeneration.
A “release and kill” strategy may aid treatment of tuberculosis
A “release and kill” strategy may aid treatment of tuberculosis
Tuberculosis kills 1.8 million people a year, and 10 million more are infected. Development of host-cell directed therapies that could restore cellular function during M. tuberculosis infection, such as a “release and kill” strategy, could shorten drug treatment of TB patients.
Brain plasticity: How adult-born neurons get wired-in
Brain plasticity: How adult-born neurons get wired-in
It appears that new cells compete to ‘win’ synapse connections away from old cells, which promotes network plasticity.
UAB study shows children and parents over-report leukemia medication adherence
UAB study shows children and parents over-report leukemia medication adherence
Research from UAB suggests that nearly half of children with the most common type of leukemia or their parents say they took more medications than they actually did.

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