The mission of the Research Office is to support the research enterprise of the College of Medicine – Phoenix, stimulating all types of research and growing the sponsored projects portfolio by providing all forms of research infrastructure and resources. The Research Office supports laboratory operations for shared resources and provides oversight over shared instrumentation and core services. For more information, please refer to our overview of the support and services provided by the Research Office (PDF).

In its mission to support sponsored projects, the Research Office assists with finding grant opportunities, as well as administrative and scientific grant proposal development.

To stimulate research and promote collaborations, the Research Office also administers the Valley Research Partnership (VRP) program, which provides funding to support various types of grant mechanisms.

Lastly, the Research Office organizes a variety of conferences and workshops to disseminate scientific knowledge and to provide research-related faculty development. Research at the College of Medicine – Phoenix is performed by faculty across various departments and centers. For more information, please seek out the individual faculty pertaining to these units. If you would like to receive updates and announcements from the Research Office please join our mailing list or email COMPHX-ResearchOffice@email.arizona.edu with any questions.

Research Office Resources and Support

Request for Support
Submit a request for monetary support for workshops or other research related activities. Personnel costs are excluded, contact COMPHX-ResearchOffice@email.arizona.edu for any inclusion criteria.

Laboratory Operations
Supporting core services and research laboratories while complying with local, state, and federal regulations.

Research Proposal Development
Provides guidance in construction of proposals to address NIH or other sponsor guidelines and interfaces with UAHS Research Administrators to prepare proposals for submission.

Valley Research Partnership
VRP funds collaborative grants from participating institutions across the Phoenix area and provides an important funding stream for projects.

Core Services
The Research Office is the home of the Biomedical Imaging Core, Biostatistics and Study Design Services, Flow Cytometry Core, Molecular Discovery Core, and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) Satellite Core.

Intent to Submit a Grant/Contract Application Intake Form 
The purpose of this form is to help the college ensure that the necessary assistance and resources are provided to support all investigators throughout the grant application process.

Pre-Submission Peer Review Process ​​​​​​
​​The Pre-Submission Peer Review Process is designed to improve the quality and impact of grant proposals prior to their submission. New investigators are strongly encouraged to participate to increase their chances of funding and can initiate the process by completing the Intent to Submit a Grant/Contract Application Intake Form.

Main Campus Support

UA Research Gateway
The Office for Research, Innovation & Impact bolsters the research success of faculty by supporting university research centers, institutes, and core facilities; providing research development, stewardship, compliance and safety services; and securing strategic external partnerships.

University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS)
The Office of Research Administration within UAHS provides service to all UAHS investigators in support of research pre-award activities, including sponsored project application submission, contract negotiation, and compliance support.

Tech Launch Arizona
​​​​Find out how research and inventions can provide opportunities to increase impact and funding through commercialization.

Research Resources App
This app can be downloaded or accessed online and includes the contact information for those who provide support and resources for researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. 

Compliance

Human Subjects Protection Program
This is the administrative and regulatory support program to the Institutional Review Boards, which are charged with the protection of human research subjects.

University Animal Care
UAC provides assistance to scientists, physicians, staff and students who have received Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval to perform research, testing or educational studies on animal subjects.

Research Laboratory and Safety Services
RLSS assists, monitors and provides oversight to ensure that federal, state, local and UA regulations and policies are implemented in a safe and secure manner.

Opportunities and References

My NCBI
The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.

PubMed
Comprises more than 29 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books.

PIVOT
Identifies and connects funding opportunities to researchers through the funding database.

UA Limited Submissions and The Current Newsletters
An archive of the weekly digests containing funding opportunities, limited submissions and news from the UA Research Development Services newsletters, UA Limited Submissions and The Current.