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Research Resources at the University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota has created a multitude of research resources to drive discovery and innovation.
Featured Research Resources
University Imaging Centers
The University Imaging Centers staff assist in experimental design, probe and labeling selection, sample handling, tissue clearing, as well as data analysis and interpretation.
Office of Measurement Services
The Office of Measurement Services has been in the business of data collection, processing, analysis and reporting for over 85 years. It offers accurate and timely results at a great value.
Research Advancement & Development Professionals Network
Helping UMN staff build their capacity to support interdisciplinary research.
The Research Advancement & Development Professionals Network (RADPN) is focused on the professional development, training, and networking of research advancement and development professionals at the University of Minnesota.
The Bell Museum is Minnesota’s official natural history museum, established by the legislature in 1872 and held in trust by the University of Minnesota. For over a century, the museum has preserved and interpreted our state’s rich natural history and served learners of all ages. Additionally, their scientific collections contain over one million specimens, representing every county in Minnesota and various locales around the globe.
Learn more about the Bell Museum.
UMN Research Resources
Centers and Institutes
The University of Minnesota is home to over 300 research, education, and outreach centers and institutes.
We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.
OVPR units assist researchers and promote innovation through internal funding opportunities, proposal and award management, research oversight, business engagement, and technology commercialization.
Partnerships and Business Resources
Our faculty and students work with partners across disciplines, Minnesota, and the world to meet the grand challenges of our diverse and changing world.
Learn more about the partnerships and business resources.
The University of Minnesota is committed to using innovative tools and information technologies to create and promote collaboration across all academic disciplines and regardless of organizational affiliation or position. The Experts@Minnesota database can easily be searched to connect with collaborators across the University of Minnesota system so we recommend keeping your profile updated with your research expertise and latest work.
Learn more about Experts@Minnesota.
The University of Minnesota’s expert librarians can connect you with the resources you need . . . from the millions of volumes held in our general collections to the treasures of our archives and special collections, from tools to enhance your productivity to programs and services to help you expand the reach of your research.
Researcher Support Services
Researcher support services provides UMN scholars and academics quick access to information and tools to plan, conduct, and disseminate their work.
Research Data Services
In addition to the Data Repository for the U of M curation services, the Libraries will help you navigate available campus resources throughout the data lifecycle.
As the institutional repository of the U of M, the Digital Conservancy provides free, public access and long-term preservation to work created at the U of M.
Learn more about the digital conservancy.
UMN Foundation Resources
The University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF) created the Charitable Grant website to comply with the Regent's charge to secure and manage philanthropic funds to the University. This website has helpful information about applying to an open RFP from a private or corporate foundation and also when using UMF's 501c3 to apply for a grant. The website has several resources to help guide you through the entire process.
Learn more about the UMF Charitable Grants Research Hub.
UMN Research Translation Resources
Resources for Inventors
Includes resources on commercialization, intellectual property information, and university centers.
Resources for Startups
Includes information on the startup process, startup workshops, funding, and conflict of interest issues.
UMN Communication Resources
Here you will find everything you need to understand the University of Minnesota brand and use it in your marketing and communications.
Learn how to use the UMN communication resources to share your research.