As you continue to develop your research skills, you may also be interested in developing your leadership skills. The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Undergraduate Research Association (URA) is a student led organization that promotes the community of undergraduate researchers through the provision of publications, presentations, research opportunities, and fellowship amongst the undergraduate researcher body. Founded in 2012, maintained and coordinated by the Board of Directors, the URA is composed of three sections:Inquiro Editorial Board, Expo Council, and Research Ambassadors.

Inquiro is a peer reviewed undergraduate research journal that features UAB student and faculty success in research.

Expo Council is comprised of representatives of the Inquiro Board, Student Assistants, lead volunteers, and Undergraduate Research Ambassadors and helps organize and present the UAB Expo, a biannual poster/oral presentation competition that celebrates undergraduate research.

Research Ambassadors are a group of undergraduate researchers who act as representatives of undergraduate research in their fields of interest and serve as Peer Mentors guiding students through the research process and promoting undergraduate research.