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Research Services and Resources

The mission of the Office of Research and Economic Development is to support University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers in their research, scholarly and creative endeavors. Use this guide to learn about services and resources offered by ORED and university partners.

Funding Opportunities

Obtaining funding is essential to building and sustaining a research program. Internal funding opportunities are available for eligible faculty members. ORED also supports researchers in their efforts to obtain funding from external sources.

External Funding Opportunities

Training and Professional Development

ORED offers training and professional development opportunities for all career levels. Some programs are open to all faculty, postdocs, staff and students involved in Nebraska’s research enterprise. Others are intended for eligible faculty members and require a competitive selection process. Visit each program’s website to learn more.

Economic Development

ORED belongs to an ecosystem of innovation that supports researchers in commercializing their work, building industry partnerships, launching startups and more.

Initiatives and Strategic Planning

Teaching, research and service are the three core pieces of UNL’s mission as the state’s only comprehensive land-grant university. As such, ORED has a critical role in supporting endeavors that advance UNL’s goals for continued growth in research and economic development.

Current Initiatives and Strategic Plans

Data Sharing and Management

ORED partners with the University of Nebraska system, University Libraries and other units to develop and maintain tools and resources for collecting, preserving and sharing data related to research.

How Do I …

  • Make a data management and sharing plan?
  • Get advice on developing my plan?
  • Develop a budget to store my data?
  • Work with data involving human subjects?
  • Manage personally identifiable information in research data?
  • Learn about federal policies and procedures regarding data management and sharing?

University Libraries, in consultation with ORED and campus partners, has a comprehensive online resource that addresses these questions and many other topics in this area. Nebraska researchers are encouraged to bookmark the Research Data Management and Sharing webpage and contact the unit best positioned to offer guidance. The University Libraries’ research data team also offers consultations on data management and sharing plans.

Student Research

Conducting research is an essential part of the educational experience for both undergraduate and graduate students. ORED partners with the Office of Graduate Studies and colleges, centers, departments and units on programs geared toward student researchers. Faculty researchers are highly encouraged to mentor students and sponsor research experiences.