The Research Track
Stops on the Track
Before starting and during your research, there are training requirements that must be completed. Training
Consider funding opportunities when thinking about your research idea. UIC has many opportunities to obtain funding for your project, as well as information on external funding options. Funding
Some argue that the most important aspect of a research study is its design. Thinking through each step of the research process allows investigators to determine where additional resources may be needed, identify potential deficits in the study plan, and make changes to strengthen a proposal prior to its submission. Proposal Development
Working through the Office for the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR), the Animal Care and Use Committee (ACC) helps you comply with federal regulations, state laws and University policies regarding the involvement of animals in research. Regulatory Research Requirements
The Office of Business and Financial Services (OBFS) supports the business and financial operations of the University and assists units in their daily operations- including research studies. In research, OBFS is active in the Post-Award period. Common OBFS tasks include setting up anticipation and project accounts, and budgets in Banner. Award/Contract Processing & Acceptance
UIC has specific personnel who receive, negotiate and accept industry sponsored research awards or contracts on behalf of you and the university.Industry Sponsored Research
Award administration begins with your notification of the award and continues until the financial and technical closeout of your grant or contract is complete. Administering Research
Assistance and guidance is available to help you operationalize and carry-out your research protocol. Conducting Research
Numerous policies govern the management of data and records. The University offers a variety of resources to help you manage your data. Data & Records
The University encourages your pursuit of scientific understanding and innovation. Services are available to encourage that innovation, help you prepare and publish your study and/or facilitate effective management, transfer, and commercialization of UIC technologies and your intellectual property. Results & Dissemination
Research responsibilities do not end when results are published. You still have financial, final progress, and invention/patent reports as well as contractual responsibilities to complete. Award Closeout Procedures
The UIC Library offers a variety of services and resource to aid researchers if preparing and publishing their studies. Through the "Ask a Librarian" service, research can submit questions via instant message or e-mail. For complex questions, consultations can be scheduled with a librarian by completing the appointment request form.
Much scholarship today is disseminated electronically (hence "eScholarship"), offering rich opportunities for global access, use, and impact, as well as new research methods and products. The fulfilment of this promise will be determined, however, by the choices researchers and scholars make today about where and how they publish. This page outlines some of the issues related to disseminating eScholarship; identifies ways faculty can effectively manage the rights to and dissemination of their work; and describes resources and services available to the UIC community for managing, sharing, promoting, and measuring impact of scholarship and the underlying data.
The UIC Library provides information pertaining to Author's Rights and the NIH Open Access Policy. It also provides resources available to authors to assist them with publishing in open access journals and books. One of these resources is the UIC Research Open Access Article Publishing (ROAAP) Fund.
The UIC Research Open Access Publishing Fund supports faculty, researchers, staff, post-docs, and students who want to make their journal articles free to all readers immediately upon publication, but are not supported by grants or contracts with funds to help cover open access or paid access publishing fees. The ROAPP fund provides financial support towards both open access fees and those to commercial and not-for-profit publishers who provide open access to an article immediately upon publication for an additional fee.
RefWorks, Endnote, Endnote Web and Reference Manager are citation management programs that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.
The UIC Library provides information regarding citing sources, avoiding plagiarism, acceptable use of licensed resources and sharing of copyright work.