Research Support and Resources

UIC has many resources to help with all the phases of research – from planning to presenting. Here you will find resources to help with planning and implementing research as well as with data analytic help.  We also have a powerpoint that gives an overview of resources on campus.

UIC Library

The UIC library offers access to on-line journals and search engines, in addition to having a wealth of books and print journals. The library also allows access to the Cochrane database.

The Library also has a free on-line reference manager, Refworks, that (like the software Endnote) enables researchers to upload lit searches into a database directly from search engines (such as pubmed, medline, google scholar) that can be organized to fit the researcher’s needs, and citations can be exported to create reference lists for publications and manuscripts.

Here is a tutorial on how to find articles (including how to find electronic versions of articles) using google scholar.

Survey Research Laboratory:  CUPPA

SRL has offices on the Chicago and Urbana-Champaign campuses of the University and can undertake complete survey projects from initial study design through data analysis. It also can conduct partial survey work such as sampling, questionnaire design, focus groups, data collection, instrument programming, and data reduction and can provide consultation on survey problems on a fee-for-service basis.

Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS )

Sumitting a request

To submit a service request, visit the request webpage and submit the appropriate form for your needs.  You should get a response within 1-2 weeks.

Design & Analysis Core

The Design and Analysis Core (DAC) of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science is now offering complete consultative services to all clinical and translational investigators in the conceptualization, design, conduct, and analysis of their research studies.

Clinical Interface Core

The Clinical Interface Core and its Clinical Research Center (CRC) at UIC provides a comfortable, safe and effective environment to conduct research involving human subjects. This is achieved by providing the necessary environment, equipment and personnel to optimize research goals. The CIC fosters education in clinical research at all levels of training.

Biomedical Informatics Core (BI)

The Biomedical Informatics (BI) Core provides the informatics infrastructure, clinical research data resources, and informatics services required in the translation of research from bench to bedside to community and back again. Staff of the BI Core assist investigators and CCTS personnel with the development of databases, clinical decision support tools, clinical informatics, biomedical informatics, and web-based tools.  BI faculty and staff have expertise in research database design, clinical informatics, software development, cyber environment development, computational genomics and proteomics.

Regulatory Support and Advocacy Core (RSAC)

The CCTS Regulatory Support and Advocacy Core (RSAC) offers a variety of services to assist investigators with the administrative activities involved in meeting the regulatory requirements for research involving human subjects. The RSAC serves as a liaison between the IRB, investigators, and research staff, both at UIC and CCTS partner organizations. The Core’s aim is to provide centralized, accessible regulatory support, advice and guidance.

Community Engagement and Research Core ( CERC )

The Community Engagement and Research Core builds new and augment established collaborative research partnerships among UIC investigators, health services collaborators and community partners to create an expanded community-centered research agenda.

Translational Research Academy (TRA)

The TRA is responsible for providing access to basic resources and advanced technologies to augment clinical and translational research. The core provides contact information and direct access to many of the resources (shared campus facilities, instrumentation, services, and protocols) available at UIC. We also provide referrals to the clinical community of new and unique technologies available from the laboratories of individual cross-campus investigators to enhance innovative research. These interactions foster cross-discipline collaborations that are critical for “proof-of-concept” experiments, and enable multi-department and cross-college research program projects.