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Manage Research

From managing finances to identifying data and computing services, the University of Michigan offers a number of resources to help students, faculty and staff manage research projects.

Financial Management

  • Sponsored Programs

    • Sponsored Programs manages the financial post-award activities of U-M's research enterprise and other sponsored activities to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws, as well as sponsor regulations. The university receives more than $1 billion annually in revenues from various government agencies and private sources for sponsored programs. There are many resources available across campus to assist U-M faculty and staff with their post-award fiscal responsibilities.


  • Facilities and Operations

    • Facilities and Operations has primary responsibility for the stewardship of the university's physical properties, including 35 million square feet of building space. Its team is responsible for sophisticated and complex academic, research and clinical facilities, as well as associated environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance.

  • Michigan Research Cores

    • Explore the many services, equipment and instrumentation that U-M offers across campus in its core facilities.

  • Biomedical Research Core Facilities

    • Part of a vital and growing research program in the U-M Medical School Office of Research, the Biomedical Research Core Facilities help researchers economically take advantage of the latest technology and collaborate with top experts in the field.

Data and Computing


  • Procurement

    • Procurement Services manages a diverse selection of goods and services used by U-M. The team establishes and handles all supplier relationships with the university and has signatory authority for all supplier contracts. Procurement also is committed to providing exemplary service to the university and its suppliers, and to conducting U-M's purchasing initiatives in an ethical and sustainable manner.


  • Human Resources

    • University Human Resources, in collaboration with U-M partners in schools, colleges and units, provides knowledge, service and excellence that transcend organizational boundaries to support faculty, staff, administrators and human resources professionals.

      Student Involvement

      • Student Research

        • U-M promotes collaboration and interdisciplinary research initiatives that engage students in work that augments their education, transforms their lives and impacts our world. Student researchers can utilize classroom instruction in a real-world setting, gain an upper hand when applying for jobs and graduate schoolm, establish strong relationships with students, faculty and staff, and also earn academic credit, scholarships and compensation.

        • Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

          • The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) creates research partnerships between undergraduate students and U-M researchers. All schools and colleges are active participants in UROP, which provides a wealth of interesting research topics for program participants.

        • Summer Research Opportunity Program

          • The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is designed for outstanding undergraduate students who are underrepresented in their field of study. The goal of this program is to provide students with the opportunity to conduct an intensive, graduate-level research project with faculty and graduate students at U-M.

          Electronic Research Notebook

          • Electronic Research Notebook

            • The Electronic Research Notebook is a tool that provides a secure and compliant replacement for traditional paper lab notebooks. The pages of it may be digitally signed to help prove discovery in a court of law in patent disputes. As modern research and lab data is largely digital and not well managed by paper notebooks, a software tool is a much better-suited solution to the problem of managing modern research and laboratories.


          If you have any further questions, please visit the U-M Office of Research contact webpage for more information and answers to common research-related questions.