Biologic Resources Laboratory (BRL)
The Biologic Resources Laboratory (BRL), a division of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, is the centralized animal facility at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The BRL has been continuously accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC International) since 1970 and adheres to the standards of the Animal Welfare Act, the Public Health Service Policy, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The staff of the BRL oversees the procurement, care, and maintenance of animals used in the research, teaching and testing programs conducted at UIC. This oversight responsibility includes ensuring that the UIC animal care program meets federal regulations, the requirements of AAALAC, and currently accepted standards for providing adequate veterinary care and proper animal husbandry. The professional staff is also responsible for consulting with research and teaching staff, conducting graduate and technical courses, directing the postdoctoral training program, and supporting the protocol review system of the institution’s IACUC, the Animal Care Committee (ACC).
Research Resources Center (RRC)
The Research Resources Center, a division of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, maintains and supports high-technology scientific equipment for use by research faculty and staff. RRC personnel provide user access to the instruments, training on use of the instruments, and their own service and expertise in the application of the equipment for the purpose of solving of a wide range of problems for chemical, biological and structural characterization. In addition, the availability of computational and statistical services for data handling, interpretation of experimental results and data transfer, together with the accessibility of electronic and mechanical shops further enhance the RRC’s mission of contributing to the research endeavor at UIC.
Office of Technology Management (OTM)
The Office of Technology Management is responsible for managing the intellectual property generated by research and educational activities at the University. The Office seeks to guide technologies through every appropriate stage of the commercialization process by providing services that include the evaluation, protection, marketing, and licensing of intellectual property.
Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs oversees promotion and tenure, faculty mentoring, tools for department heads, information for emeritus faculty and the faculty handbook.
Centers & Institutes
UIC hosts more than 45 IBHE recognized centers and institutes as well as many within our 16 colleges. They allow faculty and students from across the university to pursue research in a variety of areas including environmental science, informatics, social policy and health disparities.
UIC Postdoc Association
The University of Illinois at Chicago Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is a volunteer organization dedicated to addressing the needs and concerns of all UIC postdocs. The PDA works closely with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research to provide resources for professional development, generate awareness about problems common to all postdocs, and to foster a sense of community among postdoctoral scholars.