SPARK is the innovation and ideas platform supported by UAB Information Technology. 

UAB IT's initial six-month SPARK campaign has ended, but teams will soon be formed to put the technology ideas from across campus into action. 

UAB IT is focused on the future and focused on leveraging technology solutions to make UAB stronger. We’re looking for at least 100 technology-related “wins” over the next year, and we invite everyone in the UAB community to share your ideas with us! Those ideas can be small or large — everything from enhancements to existing services, to opportunities for efficiencies, to bold new initiatives. 

UAB schools, departments and groups interested in implementing their own SPARK campaigns to crowdsource ideas can contact AskIT.

Enter the SPARK site. A browser other than Internet Explorer works best.


Log in to the site with your BlazerID and password. A browser other than Internet Explorer works best. You can either explore the ideas already posted and vote up or down if you think they are needed, you can submit your own ideas, or you can do both. 

Idea submissions and comments are posted with your name and BlazerID, but your votes are visible only to site administrators. You can report abusive comments or ideas. We want this site to spark positive change for the University community.

The system is set up to give you real-time updates whenever anyone adds a new idea or comments on one of your ideas. You can change these settings by clicking on your name at the top of the screen, and changing your notification preferences listed under your Profile tab.