Find Current Projects at the U
Office of VP for Research
Contact your college or department for further information regarding current research.
Find researchers, specialists, and mentors.
- The Find A Researcher database contains listings of University of Utah faculty and graduate students who are research topic experts and potential research collaborators
- SciVal Experts is an expertise profiling and research networking tool that makes it easier for researchers and administrators to find expertise and enable collaboration with the University and across institutions by creating profiles for our funded faculty members.
Find Mentoring Resources and "How-To" Guides provided by the Office of the Vice President for Research.
- The university’s Ask My Research Assistant page is there for you to submit questions about research and the research process to experts who will respond to you quickly and thoroughly.
Find training to improve your research skills.
- The University of Utah provides free classes to all faculty, students, and staff through the Research Administration Training Series. The curriculum includes traditional classes and lectures, interactive workshops, online instruction and educational resources provided to ensure compliance with federal regulations and to enhance the overall productivity of researchers. RATS also offers Certificate of Achievement Programs.
- Workshops and skill development opportunities in the area of Research. Workshop topics include helping engaged scholars find funding, locate publication outlets, and build sustainable partnerships.
- The U's Health Sciences Library also offers free classes.
- Find additional training and research opportunities through the OSP.
Learn how and where to find and apply for funding
- OSP's Grant Life Cycle provides an overview of the entire research proposal submission and administration process. The Life Cycle walks you through finding funding, applying, and administering grants.
- To receive any funding, researchers usually must create a data management plan. These plans include how you will store your data, what kind of metadata standards you will set, what tools will you use, etc.
- Further guidance and resources for data management planning:
- The NIH website can help you find funding opportunities, grants, and contracts.
- Find funding by searching through NSF's database.
- Find and apply for federal grants in one location.
SciVal Funding comprehensively covers grants from Australia, Canada, the European Commission, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa,the United Kingdom, and the United States.
With more than 5,000 international sponsors, providing more than 20,000 active opportunities, there are many funding opportunities for which researchers both inside and outside of these countries are eligible.
Find tools to efficiently capture and code your data.
- Metadata standards depend on the field of research and varies. It is recommended you understand the metadata standards used in your area of research before you begin. To find the metadata standards in your given area, use the link above and find a data repository in your given field.
Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)
- REDCap allows users to build and manage online surveys and databases quickly and securely, and is currently in production use or development build-status for more than 108,000 projects with over 141,000 users spanning numerous research focus areas across the consortium.
- FURTHeR is an informatics platform designed to integrate research resources at the University with the three major healthcare delivery networks in our state (the University of Utah Health System, Intermountain Healthcare, and the Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Medical Center), as well as the Utah Department of Health.