The Office of Research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln provides a host of resources to support excellence in research, scholarship and creative activity. Scroll down for a brief summary of the services and resources each unit offers to researchers at UNL. Related links below will lead you to additional resources for researchers.
PO Box 880433
Lincoln, NE 68588-0433
FAX: (402) 472-3834
- Oversees selection of proposals for limited submissions funding opportunities
- Offers and manages internal research funding opportunities
- Provides financial services for internal funding
- Sponsors NURAMP, research administration management training program
- Expert review opportunities
- Travel awards
- Recognition and publicity for major awards
- Special events (annual Research Fair, seminars)
- Publications (annual report, Research News, Web page)
312 N 14th St.
Lincoln, NE 68588-0430
FAX: (402) 472-9323
Jeanne Wicks, Director
- Assists with pre-award and post-award services throughout the award life cycle.
- Reviews, provides advice on and submits proposals to extramural sponsors for research, training and public service projects.
- Negotiates and accepts awards on behalf of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents; drafts and negotiates subcontracts.
- Provides financial management and close-out of awards, problem resolution and coordination of interactions with sponsors.
- NUgrant electronic grants management system
- Individual consulting and training
- Frequently used information for grant applications
- F&A Rates
104 Alexander West
312 N 14th St.
Lincoln, NE 68588-0463
FAX: (402) 472-9323
Tisha Mullen, Interim Manager
- Works with faculty to conceptualize and develop competitive external grant proposals.
- Facilitates collaboration on interdisciplinary and multi-institutional grant proposals.
- Helps UNL grant applicants meet proposal preparation requirements.
- Helps improve proposal clarity, organization and visual appeal of grant applications.
- Funding Opportunities Listserv (weekly)
- Career Award Roundtable (annually)
- Individual consultation on proposal development
The Office of Research Responsibility leads in fostering responsible conduct of university research and scholarship, in compliance with federal, state and university regulations and guidelines. The Office consists of two units: Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) and the Institutional Animal Care Program (IACP), both of which also provide additional research compliance services. ORR also works closely with other university offices to ensure research safety.
Research Compliance Services/
Human Research Protections Program
- Provides educational activities to strengthen the responsible conduct of research.
- Manages the Institutional Review Board that reviews and authorizes study protocols for research involving human subjects.
- Ensures interest reporting and oversees the Conflict of Interest in Research Committee.
- Manages UNL’s Export Control Program
- Provides veterinary care and supervision in support of quality animal care.
- Provides the guidance and training necessary to support high quality university research involving animals.
- Oversees the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee that assures compliance with all laws, regulations and rules governing the care and use of laboratory animals.
- Jointly manages research safety activities with Environmental Health & Safety Services.
- Manages system to ensure compliance with export control regulations.
- Industry Relations works to advance private-public partnerships that involve the university, with a focus on facilitating collaborative activities with industry.
The Office of Research and Economic Development partners with other units within and outside the university to provide additional support to faculty researchers.
NUtech Ventures, a separate nonprofit technology commercialization company dedicated to serving the inventor community at the University of Nebraska. NUtech links industry, entrepreneurs and investors with academic researchers who are driven to commercialize their technologies. NUtech builds value by forming long-term, trusted relationships with external partners leading to technology that is not simply “transferred” but jointly created, developed and exploited in a fully collaborative process.
- Works with inventors to promote the transfer of technologies created at UNL into the commercial sector for public benefit.
- Helps faculty, students and staff protect their inventions through patents or copyrights so their research efforts can lead to new products or services in the marketplace.
- Commercializes UNL inventions through licensing agreements, creation of start-up companies and public-private partnerships that fuel economic development and create more jobs for Nebraska.
- Consulting and guidance for university inventors
- Information about technologies available for licensing
- Invention disclosure forms
- Workshops and symposia
Office of Graduate Studies
1100 Seaton Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0619
FAX: (402) 472-0589
Deb Hamernik , Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
- Assists faculty with recruitment of students for training grants
- Provides graduate student development programs that can enhance training proposals
- Provides specialty expertise in recruiting under-represented graduate students
- Mentoring Handbook: A guide for faculty.
- Responsible Conduct of Research: Video vignettes to open up discussion of common dilemmas