Welcome to Research A-Z!

This groundbreaking site is managed and regularly updated by the staff of the Medical School Office of Research as a tool for the entire biomedical research community at the University of Michigan. Research A-Z is the home location for the many varieties of documentation required for biomedical research here at the U-M, including definitions, templates, policies, standard operating procedures, and guidance.

You can easily search across the site for a specific document, and at a glance browse documentation that is new or frequently searched. Then, once you navigate to a page, you’ll not only see the information for which you’ve searched, you’ll see links to related documents of interest. And every page is identified with the Medical School Office of Research unit that maintains that documentation and their contact information, so if you need to reach out with questions, they are simply an email away. If you find you are frequently visiting a page, you can easily bookmark it, and those saved links will show up in the upper right tab under “Bookmarks” once you have logged in using your level 1 credentials.

research project lifecycleA tool like Research A-Z is intended to be a dynamic site that adjusts to reflect our constantly changing research environment, as well as the needs of our research community here at the U-M. If you have suggestions regarding the site, we’d love to hear your feedback – simply contact us at oormarketing@umich.edu. And keep in mind that if you’re looking for information about the Research Project Lifecycle at the U-M, or the many services and resources of the Medical School Office of Research, you can check out our main website at research.medicine.umich.edu

The Medical School Office of Research team is proud to collaborate with research faculty and staff at the U-M on breakthroughs that are impacting patients and their families every day. We hope that Research A-Z will help you perform your research compliantly and efficiently, and we thank you for your efforts.

Best regards,
Steven L. Kunkel, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Research
University of Michigan Medical School