Office of Sponsored Programs

Office of Sponsored Programs

The mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is to promote the initiatives of UAB as a premier research university and academic health center by providing effective guidance and support in the administration of sponsored projects. OSP enhances and facilitates the ability of faculty, staff, and students to achieve their goals through successful competition for external funding while maintaining responsible stewardship of these projects.

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Office of the IRB

Office of the IRB

The UAB Institutional Review Board for Human Use (IRB) is a committee established under federal regulations for the protection of human subjects in research (45 CFR 46). Its purpose is to help protect the rights and welfare of human participants in research conducted under the auspices of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees the use of animals for research, teaching, and testing conducted at or by UAB. The responsibility of the committee is to provide support, guidance, and oversight to research investigators and all staff working with and caring for animals in the animal use program while upholding the regulatory requirements and standards of federal and international oversight agencies. Compliance with international, federal, and university policies, regulations, and standards is important for animal welfare and continued financial support of the researchers and the university.

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Animal Resources Program

Animal Resources Program

Animal research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC), is registered as a research facility with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and has an has an Assurance of Compliance on file with the Public Health Service Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW).

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Radioisotope and Radiation Safety Committee

Radioisotope and Radiation Safety Committee

The Radioisotope Radiation Safety Committee must approve, in advance, the manner in which all radioactive materials and radiation producing machines are licensed, purchased/registered, stored, used, transferred, and disposed.

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Office of the Conflict of Interest Review Board

Office of the Conflict of Interest Review Board

The CIRB is charged with the ongoing development of procedures for identifying, reviewing, and managing financial conflicts of interest (FCOI) as they relate to extramurally-funded research and all research involving human subjects regardless of the funding source.Information about financial interests disclosed by UAB Investigators and determined to be actual or potential financial conflicts of interests (FCOI) with research may be viewed on the CIRB web site under the COI policies tab.

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Research Technology and Communications

Research Technology and Communications

The Research Technology and Communication office is responsible for administering IRAP research eRA system, managing the Office of Vice President for research websites, and communicating important information to the UAB research community.

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Material Transfer Office

Material Transfer Office

When you wish to receive tangible research materials from or send such materials to an external entity, you should work through the Material Transfer Office (MTO) to arrange a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA). The agreement addresses ownership of the transferred materials or research tools as well as any modifications or derivatives. The agreement also addresses limitations on the use of the material, confidentiality of information related to the materials, liability, publication rights, rights to inventions and research results, and other conditions of receipt or use.

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Research Engagement and Partnerships

Research Engagement and Partnerships

The Office of Research Engagement and Partnerships promotes and fosters all types of industry-based research and collaborations and works to improve relevant institutional efficiencies.

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Office of Sponsored International Programs

Office of Sponsored International Programs

The Office of Sponsored International Programs (OSIP) was established in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development to facilitate international service, education, and research programs by building on experiences and by adapting University policy for international activities. The services provided by OSIP enhance the ability of the institution both to strengthen and expand existing programs and to encourage and promote other international endeavors.

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Southeastern Biosafety Laboratory Alabama Birmingham (SEBLAB)

Southeastern Biosafety Laboratory Alabama Birmingham (SEBLAB)

The regional biocontainment laboratory at UAB, called Southeastern Biosafety Laboratory Alabama Birmingham (SEBLAB), was completed in 2008 and fully operational in 2009. Located on the Southside of Birmingham on UAB's campus, SEBLAB is approximately 43,500 square feet. The project cost around $32 million to complete, with construction funding coming from the NIH and state sources.

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Environmental Health and Safety Committees

Environmental Health and Safety Committees

The Campus Emergency Management Committee (CEMC) is the multidisciplinary group comprised of representatives from Administration, Police, Emergency Management, Risk Management, Student Services, Facilities, and other leaders from departments across UAB as well as community partners. It is responsible for the development and periodic review of emergency response plans, planning and evaluation of drills, and the evaluation of response efforts following an actual event with recommendations to Administration for improvements.

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Core Facility Directory

Core Facility Directory

The Core Facility Directory lists registered organizations, both UWIRC-affiliated and independent. Core Facilities provide valuable services to the UAB Research community, and in many cases, outside UAB. For those organizations that have provided posters that summarize their services, you can click on the View Poster link and download the PDF.

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