Scholarship & Research Resources
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Writing Center @ UNMC — Get free help identifying errors in your writing projects  

The Writing Center @ UNMC, a satellite location of the UNO Writing Center, offers faculty and students help with writing projects, free of charge. Staff can offer instruction in a variety of areas, including organization, clarity, grammar, writing style, formatting, documentation and overcoming writer's block.

The center is located on the sixth floor of Wittson Hall in the McGoogan Health Sciences Library and is open 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Schedule an appointment today.  

Note: Consultants will not serve as editors or evaluate scientific content, instead they'll work with writers to identify errors and learn how to avoid them. Faculty members seeking extensive grant or manuscript editing should contact the Research Editorial Office, which provides those services for a fee.

Grant Writing Support — Editing and writing support  

The Research Editorial Office provides UNMC faculty members with proposal development and grant and manuscript editing support. Services include:

  • Copy editing
  • Formatting to agency guidelines
  • Analysis of the content and flow of the proposal or manuscript

Contact the Research Editorial Office for more information.

McGoogan Health Sciences Library Faculty Collaborators — Free literature searches and more  
The Leon S. McGoogan Health Sciences Library is your first stop for information and research assistance. Thousands of online journals and resources are at your fingertips through the library’s website. Expert library faculty can assist you with research and education services, which includes a free literature search service and a variety of classes to help you with information retrieval and management. Learn more on the McGoogan Health Sciences Library website or email them your question.
Digital Commons  

DigitalCommons@UNMC is an online repository of the research, scholarly communications, and archival materials produced or owned by members of the University of Nebraska Medical Center community. Based on the principle of open access, DigitalCommons@UNMC seeks to make these materials available to a worldwide audience by tagging, storing, and organizing them in a searchable database. Content types can vary widely by discipline, but the goal of storing all content is the same: To provide a common opportunity for presenting internally and globally what is being accomplished at UNMC.

Resources for Researchers — Campus resources for all things related to research  
Have questions about grants and contracts, posters, animals, human subject research, locating equipment, publication support, or anything else related to your research? In addition to the specialized support provided by your college or institution, UNMC has a variety of campus resources. See all the resources for researchers.
MedEdPORTAL – Read publications on relevant topics or submit yours for peer review  

MedEdPORTAL is a free, cross-indexed suite of services provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges. They aim to equip health care professionals across the continuum with educational tools to improve patient care.

Visit MedEdPORTAL's website or follow them on Twitter to receive updates on news items and the most-recently posted publications, peer-reviewed modules, iCollaborative resources and CE Directory activities.

Research Interest Groups — collaborate to answer complex research questions and gain grants  

The UNMC Vice Chancellor for Research Office is working to develop larger, more interdisciplinary, collaborative research interactions and teams that can answer complex research questions and lead to new research grants. The following research interest groups have been formed:

  • Biotechnology, Biomaterials, and Bioengineering
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular, Diabetes, and Obesity
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Education Research
  • Immunology, Autoimmunity, and Infectious Disease
  • Neuroscience, Psychobehavioral, Eye Disease
  • Regenerative Medicine, Transplantation
  • Rural Health and Health Care Disparities
  • Other Interests

Learn more about Research Interest Groups on campus.

Center for Collaboration on Research Design and Analysis (CCORDA)  

The Center for Collaboration on Research Design and Analysis (CCORDA) is available to provide expertise in the quantitative sciences, including biostatistics, epidemiology, and health services research, and to coordinate the collaborative design, planning, conduct, analysis and interpretation of laboratory, clinical, and public health research studies. In addition, the center will provide educational training opportunities for quantitative sciences graduate students and educational opportunities for public health, clinical, and translational investigators.

Learn how CCORDA can assist you.

SciVal Experts — Search for research collaborators quickly and easily  
Looking for a researcher to collaborate with? Then use SciVal Experts, a research networking tool that allows you to quickly and easily find a wider range of relevant researchers within UNMC. Learn about SciVal Experts.
Research Information Technology Office — Get help managing, storing, and sharing data  

The Research Information Technology Office (RITO) assists UNMC faculty and researchers manage, store and share the data they produce. Some of their services include:

  • Assistance with creating data management plans Individual
  • Consultations to help determine your data management needs
  • Workshops to teach you how to manage your data more efficiently and help you to share your data with others

Learn more about RITO. 

Research Support System — A new level of service for your lab  
The Research Support System (RSS) brings a new level of service directly to your lab. You can schedule services, see instrument calendars and view invoices directly with the new Core Facility application available on-line through the RSS. Log in to RSS.
Institutional Review Board — Reviews a variety of research involving human subjects  
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is composed of members from a variety of scientific disciplines and individuals from the community who assist investigators in the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects. The IRB also protects the investigator through a comprehensive review process. Contact the IRB.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)  
The primary function of the IACUC is to assist our faculty, students and staff in upholding UNMC’s determination to assure the finest care and most humane utilization of our laboratory animals. To this end, every research, testing and teaching project involving the use of a live vertebrate animal must be reviewed and approved by the IACUC prior to initiation. Contact IACUC.