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.

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 with any questions.

Research Office Resources and Support

Request for Support
Submit a request for monetary support for shared instrumentation, pilot projects, workshops or other resources.

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.

Research Office Events
The Research Offices hosts multiple symposiums and conferences throughout the year to showcase the college's research, in addition to workshops and training opportunities.

Main Campus Support

UA Research Gateway
The Office for Research, Discovery & Innovation 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.


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

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

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

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.