Office of Research
We Focus On You, So You Can Focus On Great Science

The Office of Research at the University of Michigan Medical School is constantly striving to enhance the research enterprise, including maintaining an investigator-focused infrastructure, facilitating and diversifying investigators' avenues for funding, and streamlining research processes.

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Research Project Route Map

Whether you've got a question about the next "station" or have hit a break in the tracks, the Medical School Office of Research is committed to providing personal service that helps you navigate your own project route on a path to successful research.

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Research Scouts Funding

What's your bold idea? From diverse disciplines across the Medical School, Research Scouts are given $150,000 and empowered and motivated to support their fellow researchers’ bold ideas.

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Great Minds, Greater Discoveries

The University of Michigan Medical School’s strategic research plan, “Great Minds, Greater Discoveries,” is focused largely on our people, who remain our greatest resource.

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Competition Space

Find funding opportunities on Competition Space, an innovative online platform that streamlines the process of finding, and applying for, funding opportunities through the U-M Medical School.

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Research Annual Report 2023 View the Full Report
$777.3M
Total Awards
1,883
Active Clinical Trials
11,706
Publications
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Office of Research
University of Michigan Medical School
Phone: 734-615-1332
7313 Medical Science I Building
1301 Catherine Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5624

North Campus Research Complex (NCRC)
2800 Plymouth Road Building 520, 3rd Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800
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Federal and Institutional Requirements for Human Subject Research (Level I)
This course will introduce the basics of conducting human subject research in compliance with federal regulations and institutional practices.
CRISPR/Cas9 and Mouse ES Cell Training Class
Trainees will design, build, and validate CRISPR/Cas9 reagents in mouse ES cells, and learn how to work with mouse embryonic stem cells.
Elements of Informed Consent
This course offers an overview of informed consent in human subject research. The course will examine IRBMED’s standard consent template and focus on how it reflects federal requirements.
Introduction to eResearch
This course is intended for those unfamiliar with eResearch, the university’s electronic research administration site. This course will provide a basic knowledge of working in and using eResearch while examining the process for creating and submitting an initial project application.
Michigan Clinical Research Unit Open House
Over the past year, the Michigan Clinical Research Unit has undergone an expansive construction project to accommodate the required corridor for the new patient tower. The team is now thrilled to share the results at an upcoming Open House to tour the new space.
Waivers, Alterations, and Alternative Forms of Informed Consent (Level II)
This course offers an overview of some special situations relating to informed consent. Specifically, waivers and alterations of informed consent, waivers of documentation of informed consent, and obtaining consent from non-English speakers.
Reporting AEs, ORIOs, and UaPs
This course will identify what constitutes an Adverse Event, ORIO, and Unanticipated Problem and how such events impact risk to subjects. Additionally, the course will review the requirements of reporting such events to the IRB and other entities.
Nodexus Lunch and Learn
Join Nodexus and the Flow Cytometry Core for a Lunch and Learn about gentle and contamination-free cell sorting and high viability of sorted and recovered samples.
Amendments and Continuing Reviews
This course is a follow-up to Initial Project Applications and will examine the process for submitting amendments and scheduled continuing reviews to IRBMED using eResearch once a project’s initial application has been approved.
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Fast Forward Medical Innovation Fellowship Program
The Fast Forward Medical Innovation Fellowship Program is a 6-12 month, part-time, action-based training program that educates U-M doctoral students and postdocs on the business elements of commercializing biomedical technologies.
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Apply Today! 2024 Frankel Cardiovascular Center Innovation Challenge Open for Submissions
Now in its eighth year, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) Innovation Challenge is an annual pitch competition where teams can win funds for ideas impacting cardiovascular care.
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Fast Forward Medical Innovation Releases 2023 Annual Report
Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI) recently released their 2023 Annual Report, reflecting FY23 activity across the U-M Medical School. The highlights included 249 invention reports (up from 188 last year), 165 U-M Medical School faculty, staff, and trainee participants in 2023 education programs, and 16 startups funded (1 exited) by the Michigan Biomedical Venture Fund since launch.
Many voices, our Michigan
Many Voices, Our Michigan

At Michigan Medicine, we unequivocally recognize racism as a public health issue and we stand together against bias and inequality.

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