University Resources

Morris Dean’s Office

The Dean’s Office oversees the activities of the Grants Development Office and is also responsible for UMM’s academic affairs. The Dean’s Office website contains useful resources for faculty about a UMM’s curriculum, academic policies, opportunities, and events.

Morris Annual Deadlines

This link includes all the Dean’s Office deadlines for the current academic year, including those for internal UMM funding opportunities.

Electronic Grants Management System

The Grants Development Office uses EGMS to rout grant proposals through the appropriate and required U of M channels for approval, sign and approve the Proposal Routing Form (PRF), and to complete your annual Report of External Professional Activities (REPA).

Sponsored Projects Administration

Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) is the University of Minnesota system-wide office authorized to submit research proposals and receive awards from external sources on behalf of the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota. SPA assists faculty in submitting proposals and getting grants, and as the fiduciary for the University on grant-related matters, accepts awards and ensures they are administered consistently with sponsor and Board of Regents policies. UMM Grants Development Office is a unit of SPA that provides services for the UMM community.

Human Research Protection Program

HRPP is the administrative processes requests to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), which reviews research projects involving human subjects, and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), which reviews research and other activities involving recombinant DNA, artificial gene, transfer, infectious agents, and biologically derived toxins.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) reviews all projects involving animals to ensure that they are justified by their benefits and minimize any animal pain or suffering that might occur.

Research Education and Oversight

REO ensures appropriate oversight of research projects and educates faculty about responsible conduct in research and scholarship. REO administers the RCR (Responsible Conduct in Research) program, including the core curriculum and continuing education which faculty engaged in research projects are required to complete. The REO site also contains information about compliance and ethical issues, research policies and managing sponsored projects, committee approvals, records management and retention, safety issues and more.

In addition, REO is responsible for providing reports to the Vice President for Research, deans, unit heads and principal investigators on unusual or irregular activities related to sponsored projects. The office is also responsible for administration of the Certified Approver Program and for maintaining currency of knowledge of federal, state and University policies. The office monitors the effectiveness of electronic sponsored project management tools and provides advice to the Vice President for Research on systemic and continuous improvement in the quality of sponsored project management.

Office of Technology Commercialization

This office helps the University of Minnesota drives commercialization of its technologies and development of research-based businesses. OTC identifies and protects University-developed technologies and negotiates their transfer to the private sector through licensing. OTC also nurtures high-potential business opportunities based on University research by connecting and serving researchers, investors, and industry.

Office of Vice President for Research (OVPR)

The OVPR oversees all apsects of research at the University of Minnesota’s five campuses, providing guidance to individual researchers and managing research activities system-wide.