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.

UNCF/Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowships


Awards up to $92,000. At least 10 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in 2012. Each fellowship provides a maximum of $92,000, which includes a Stipend of up to $77,000 and a Research Grant of up to $15,000 to the hosting department. The stipend is intended to provide 12-24 months of fellowship tenure. A maximum of $55,000 of stipend may be received in any 12 month period. The Research Grant is intended to support the research needs of the Fellow.

Each UNCF/ Merck Postdoctoral Fellow will be mentored by a Merck scientist. Fellows are expected to maintain frequent contact with their Merck mentor. Each Fellow is also required to visit the Merck Research Laboratories to present a progress report to the Merck research staff during the last half of the fellowship tenure. Each Fellow must also submit a two-page research summary of their fellowship research and updated Curriculum Vitae to UNCF at the end of their fellowship tenure.

For application information and deadline's, please go to: http://umsi.uncf.org/