Welcome to Research Resources, “one-stop shopping” for all UAMS faculty members involved in various research pursuits. The UAMS Research Office is committed to furthering faculty research. Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran investigator, the Investigator’s Research Toolbox provides useful tools/links at your fingertips to save you time and augment your research success.

  • Academic Senate – promotes understanding, collaboration, representative forum for the communication/exchange of ideas, and sense of community for faculty.
  • ARresearch Registry – provides researchers with access to nearly 8,000 potential research participants located primarily in Arkansas.
  • Basic Sciences Instrumentation Service Request – Repair and service of research equipment (e.g., plate readers, imagers, etc.)
  • Biomedical Informatics – a department within the College of Medicine; develops computational tools to assess and manage medical and public health information.
  • Biological Safety Division – Biosafety Level 1, 2 operations, protocol forms, hazard reporting forms, biohazard waste disposal requests and more.
  • Biosafety Committee (IBC)– provides biosafety information, policies, and training links for UAMS researchers.
  • Biostatistics – provides expert statistical guidance to clinical, health services, and biomedical scientists.
  • BioVentures – links UAMS research minds to global markets in order to advance Arkansas’ scientific and economic development.
  • Building Operations and Equipment – has information on equipment ordering/delivery/installation/monitoring processes, building safety/security, poster boards and more.
  • Chemical Safety Division – provides chemical inventory and drug spill forms, lab safety audit forms, chemical and radioactive waste disposal forms.
  • CLARA– electronically submit and track all clinical research projects administered by the Office for Research and Sponsored Programs.
  • Compliance – provides compliance consultations for the entire research community.
  • Conflict of Interest – UAMS researchers/staff members must disclose all outside activities/financial interests that might be or appear to be conflicts of interest/commitment.
  • Core Research Facilities – offers equipment descriptions, services, and contact information for UAMS shared and core facilities.
  • Data Sharing for Research Purposes – ensures responsible scientific data sharing in accordance with all applicable federal regulations and applies to all prospective/retrospective research using UAMS date regardless of funding source.
  • Disclosing Foreign Relationships/Activities – foreign components must be disclosed on proposals, progress reports, and final reports of federally funded research and that of other sponsors.
  • DLAM – provides ordering, husbandry, and research method assistance regarding animals.
  • Emergency Preparedness for Labs – offers guidance for development of individual laboratory response plans.
  • Good Tissue Practices – describes activities required by the FDA to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Grants Dashboard – provides funding data related to COM research activities, with downloadable reports (PDF, Excel, and HTML formats) of current/historical research funding. It is updated automatically via the UAMS MUSE system.
  • Grant Examples – Sample applications and the corresponding summary statements, data sharing plans, animal studies, etc. of successful NIAID applications. More grant proposal examples for early career scientists.
  • iLab – manages service requests, sample processing, equipment reservations, usage tracking, billing/invoicing, reporting, lab requisitioning, and spending tools for core facilities.
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) – reviews and approves all research protocols that involve animal models.
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) – approves, disapproves, or require modifications of research activities, as well  as working in conjunction with other university or institutional committees.
  • International Compliance – supports UAMS’ commitment to complying with US laws & regulations relating to international matters, including, but not limited to U.S. export control laws.
  • Lab Checkout List – lists activities to be completed when closing out a lab and leaving UAMS.
  • Laboratory Safety Manual – provides information to the research community on safety procedures required in campus laboratories and related campus contacts.
  • Library Services and Resources – the UAMS Library provides a multifude of customizable services, searches, databases, and other resources for researchers.
  • MUSE – UAMS’ compliance and research management platform for all required Grants, IACUC, Safety, and Conflict of Interest disclosures.
  • NIH Public Access Policy – mandatory submission to PubMed, following journal  article publication acceptance; inclusion of PubMed ID# when referencing these articles in NIH grant submissions.
  • Office of Research Information Systems – (ORIS) uses an integrated information management system (MUSE) that enables faculty, research staff, administrators and compliance officers to efficiently  review/administer grant, contract, and sponsored programs.
  • Office of Research and Sponsored Programs – (ORSP) facilitates pre-award grants, contracts, subcontracts and industry-sponsored agreements process.
  • Office of Sponsored Programs Administrative Network (OSPAN) provides sponsored programs administration to all stakeholders of UAMS.
  • PII Disclosure to Research Platforms – link to UAMS policy on information that may be provided to research sponsors/contract research organizations on investigators, study staff, regulatory personnel, and other UAMS employees who conduct research or work to initiate research.
  • Research Academy – a points accrual certificate program to provide broad research training/resources to faculty. Those who acquire the required points and achieve certification are eligible for Certificate Grant Funding.
  • Research Misconduct – is the fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, conducting, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results (defined by the Office of Research Integrity).
  • RESIN (Research Support Information Network) – important informational updates for UAMS Research faculty members/staff. RESIN Handbook – narrated research information repository.
  • REDCap – REDCap is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases.
  • Office of Research Regulatory Affairs (ORRA) – provides essential research services support for well-designed, ethical studies that balance regulation with innovation, as well as FDA regulatory submissions (IND, IDE), quality assurance, Good Tissue Practice (GTP) and clinical trial registration/monitoring.
  • Science Communication Group (SciCom) – provides editorial services for grant proposals, manuscripts, and other research communications.
  • Showcase of Medical Discoveries – events where UAMS investigators discuss their research and discoveries (e.g., Cancer,  Cardiovascular, Nanomedicine, Telehealth, Bone, Infectious Disease, Natural Products, Community Health, etc).
  • Translational Research Institute (TRI) – clinical research functions, access to research tools, collaboration, educational programs, and to request assistance with research projects. TRI Research facilities virtual tour. TRI video library