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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Medical School Office of Research
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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 are bold ideas? From diverse disciplines across the Medical School, Research Scouts were 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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About Us & Our Units
Funding & Proposal Development
Regulatory Review & Compliance
Research Project Management
Cores & Resources
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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
Upcoming Office of Research Events All Office of Research Events
FDA Research Involving Drugs and Devices
This course will review what research is subject to FDA oversight, highlight the differences between OHRP and FDA regulations, learn the responsibilities of sponsors, investigators, and the IRB when conducting and reviewing research involving drugs and devices, and examine the requirements for conducting research with a drug or biologic/medical device.
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Not Regulated, Secondary Use, and Umbrella Applications
This course will review the Not Regulated, Secondary Use, and Umbrella application types in eResearch and when these application types are applicable.
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Subparts B, C, and D - Special Populations
This course will examine the additional regulatory requirements for conducting research involving pregnant women, fetuses, neonates, children, and prisoners, including the requirements for these populations in a research project and obtaining informed consent.
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Federal and Institutional Requirements for Human Subject Research
This course will introduce the basics of conducting human subject research in compliance with federal regulations and institutional practices.
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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.
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Advanced Genomics Core and 10x: 2024 Genomics Single Cell and Spatial Symposium
This symposium will be a confluence of ideas and technological insight about how Chromium Single Cell, Visium Spatial, and Xenium In Situ platforms can expand the horizons of your research.
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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.
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Waivers, Alterations, and Alternative Forms of Informed Consent
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.
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Microscopy Core: Advanced Biological Electron Microscope (EM) Methods Interest Group
The Microscopy Core will be starting an Advanced Biological Electron Microscope (EM) Methods Interest Group. We hope to give U-M scientists with diverse research interests the opportunity to interact and learn from one another, as well as allow us to gauge interest and gather information that will help us in developing core services.
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Featured Office of Research News All Research News Photo of an RN sitting with a patient in the MCRU space
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New RN Pool Available to Support MCRU Overnight & Extended Hours
The Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) is excited to announce the development of an overnight RN pool to support overnight/extended hours. If you have current or upcoming studies that require overnight RN services in MCRU, contact [email protected] for more information.
FFMI fastPACE spring 2024
Office of Research
Register Today! FFMI fastPACE Spring Cohort Begins Friday, May 10
Don't miss your chance to participate in this project-based, experiential course designed to help academics launch new innovations, including medical devices/diagnostics, digital solutions, drugs, educational/training interventions, research tools, and many others.
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Office of Research
Clinical Trials Support Office Announces New Associate Medical Director
The Clinical Trials Support Office (CTSO) is pleased to announce that Mio Nakamura, MD, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology, has been appointed as the new Associate Medical Director of the Michigan Clinical Trials Support Unit (M-CTSU) and Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU). Dr. Nakamura’s appointment will begin July 1, 2024, and is a 2-year term.
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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