Resources for Researchers

Information on contracts, collaborators, policies, tech transfer, risk management and research compliance.




Handbook for Principal Investigators
This document is published by the Office of the Vice President for Research to assist faculty and staff with the administrative aspects of sponsored projects.

Federal Relations
The Office of Federal Relations is the UA's liaison between the UA and the federal government. This unit coordinates UA's participation in the appropriations process and UA's relationships with Members of Congress and the Executive Branch agencies.

Research & Contract Analysis, Office of
Dedicated to serving the research and contracting needs of the University of Arizona.

Research Computing Support
Provides technical and scientific support to faculty, staff and graduate students of the UA involved in computational research.

Research Instrumentation Center
Provides prototype machining, designing, fabrication, welding, grid winding services, cryogenic products, consultation, instructional support and community outreach programs.

Risk Management
Provides programs of environmental protection, occupational health and safety and insurance coverage for property, liability and workers' compensation.

Research Policies
Policies and procedures for research at The University of Arizona.

Sponsored Projects Services
Contract and grant administration for research projects.

Technology Transfer
Assists faculty in matters related to intellectual property, including interactions with commercial partners, and brings inventions and discoveries developed within the University to market for the public good.

Research Compliance Offices

Conflict of Interest
Requires employees to disclose outside obligations, financial interests, or other employment that could affect the objectivity of their decisions related to UA business transactions and research activity.

Human Subjects Protection Program
Carries out the institutional policy for safeguarding the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research and other activities in conformance with federal regulations.

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee
The University of Arizona Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees the university's animal care and use programs, facilities and procedures ensuring the appropriate care, use and humane treatment of animals being used for research, testing and teaching.

Institutional Biosafety Committee
Reviews all research involving recombinant DNA and microbial organisms pathogenic to plants, animals and humans.

Radiation Control Office
Provides radiation compliance and safety services to UA/UMC regarding radioactive materials and machine-generated ionizing radiation.

Research Integrity
Assists students, faculty, staff, department heads, directors and deans with maintaining the highest ethical standards related to research and creative activities.