Research Resources

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

An Antarctic sponge offers new hope against deadly MRSA infection
An Antarctic sponge offers new hope against deadly MRSA infection
A potent compound discovered by UAB researchers in Antarctic waters could be a new weapon against a bacterial infection that kills thousands each year.
UAB and Southern Research joint venture to unveil first product
UAB and Southern Research joint venture to unveil first product
AIMTech’s ResistX treadmill will make its debut at the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual conference.
Researcher’s lifesaving raceways invention goes international
Researcher’s lifesaving raceways invention goes international
UAB engineering professor Dean Sicking’s SAFER Barriers will be installed at the historic Le Mans Race Circuit.
Rheumatoid arthritis: seeking an answer, cell by cell
Rheumatoid arthritis: seeking an answer, cell by cell
UAB researchers will use a $1.8 million grant to look at single cells for altered expression of the interferon gamma receptor gene.
Researchers find potential breakthrough in binge-eating disorder treatment
Researchers find potential breakthrough in binge-eating disorder treatment
A treatment used for depression, Parkinson’s disease and autism shows promise to alleviate obesity in binge-eating disorder patients.

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