Research Project Lifecycle

At-A-Glance

Have you ever wondered how to navigate the complexities of the research enterprise at the University of Michigan? The Medical School Office of Research is here to help!

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We've created the Research Project Lifecycle, which provides an overview of the resources available to you, not only within the Medical School Office of Research but also across the University. The "stops" along this lifecycle are highlighted below. You can navigate to each of these areas by opening one of the dropdowns below the section title or by using the interactive feature to the right of this page.

 

Find Funding Opportunities

It can be difficult to navigate the funding landscape here at U-M. This section provides and overview of the various funding portals and resources available. Quick links to resources include:

Proposal Development

Perhaps you're new to the research environment, or maybe you're a veteran researcher hoping to brush up on the latest grant proposal writing techniques. The Medical School and the entire University of Michigan offer the depth and breadth of resources of one of the country's largest, top-tier institutions. Quick links to resources include:

 

Proposal Editing & Review Services

The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) and the Research Development Team in the Medical School Office of Research (OoR) offer editing and review services and resources for additional support.

Pre-Award: Preparing Proposals for Submission

“Pre-Award” constitutes anything that facilitates a proposal’s creation and submission, prior to the award being received. We offer resources for proposal preparation, using eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM), proposal routing, and proposal submission. Quick links to resources include:

 

 

Pre-Award Compliance

Before receiving your award, there are institutional requirements for submitting your application. Visit this section to learn more about unit and school review/commitment, proposal routing and submission. Quick links to resources include:

Clinical Research

The Clinical Trials Support Office acts as the concierge for all clinical trials at the U-M, and this section offers guidance on the regulatory process. Quick links to resources include:

Regulatory Reviews

As a U-M investigator or research staff in the Medical School, you are expected to following the federal, state, and university policies. Visit this section to learn more about the process. Quick links to resources include:

Post-Award Sponsored Project Management

The Grant Review & Analysis Office provides post-award support to U-M investigators. “Post-Award” comprises everything that happens to administer a research project, following the official award being received.  Quick links to resources include:

Project Reporting

Visit this section to learn more about specific reporting procedures. Quick links to resources include:

 

Project Closeout

At the end of a project there are important considerations to make sure the project comes to an orderly close. Visit this section to learn more about scientific and financial closeout. Quick links to resources include:

Participant Recruitment

Learn how the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) can help you:

 

 

Research Cores

View the more than 100 core facilities available to you at U-M. Quick links to resources include:

Clinical Trials Support Units

Clinical Trials Support Units (CTSUs) are business units that partner with investigators and their teams to ensure the timely and efficient activation and execution of clinical trials at Michigan Medicine. The Clinical Trials Support Office also offers multiple resources for PI's and Study Coordinators, including: 

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Patient Data & Biospecimens

Learn how to access patient data and biospecimens here at U-M. Quick links to resources include:

Research Technology

There are many technology resources available to help you conduct secure and compliant research. Quick links to resources include:

Funding Education

View current events and training opportunities to meet your funding needs. Quick links to resources include:

 

Grant Writing Support

The Medical School Office of Research offers a multitude of grant writing workshops and consultation services. Quick links to resources include:

 

Career Development & Mentoring Programs

Interested in more in-depth training and mentoring? View these resources to see what is available.

Clinical Trials

The Clinical Trials Support Office is here to support you. These resources will provide an understanding and guide to conducting clinical trials at U-M.

 

Additional Education Resources

These resources provide even more information about education and training tailored to specific research processes.

Questions?

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Contact the Medical School Office of Research at ummsresearch@umich.edu.