In addition to the offices, centers, and institutes featured on our home page, several other entities advance research at UNCG. Important examples include our:
- Research networks
- Research parks
- Research information systems
- Research Advisory Council
- Contracts and Grants office
- University Libraries
Several research networks foster interdisciplinary research and scholarly activities at UNCG. Composed of faculty members and researchers from the UNCG community whose scholarship and teaching reflect a core theme, these networks capitalize on and leverage UNCG’s strengths by coordinating and facilitating collaborations and enhancing research, scholarship and teaching.
Learn more here about the Atlantic World Research Network (AWRN), the Child and Family Research Network (CFRN), the Community-Based Research Network (CBR), the Gerontology Research Network, the Human Rights Research Network (HRRN), the College of Arts and Sciences faculty network MERGE, and the RISE Network dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and math education.
Faculty and staff at UNCG pursue excellence not only across campus but also in the high-tech environments provided by two research parks.
The Gateway University Research Park, is a novel joint venture between NC A&T and UNCG designed to facilitate collaborations between world-class researchers and businesses. Gateway University Research Park moves scientific discoveries from the lab to the marketplace, benefitting our local community, our region, and North Carolina by transforming cutting-edge intellectual properties into thriving business ventures. Together, the North and South Campuses of Gateway cover approximately 150 acres and, upon full build, will house over 2,000 employees.
The North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) is a $1.5 billion, 350 acre private-public venture created to foster collaboration and further knowledge in biotechnology, nutrition, agriculture, and health. In over one million square feet of state-of-the-art lab and office space, universities and private businesses are testing, exploring and advancing scientific knowledge about plants, fruits, vegetables and the links to disease and good health. The campus includes the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI), which houses one of the largest and most advanced scientific equipment collections of its kind anywhere in the world that includes state-of-the-art technology in genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, light microscopy, and histology. At the NCRC, universities and private businesses have the opportunity to test, explore, and advance scientific knowledge across a variety of disciplines, and private firms have opportunity to develop, test, and refine new product ideas with access to top talent and facilities.
Learn more here about the Gateway University Research Park and the North Carolina Research Campus.
The Spartan Electronic Research Administration (SERA) is comprised of serveral interfaced systems used to manage the various processes of university research administration. These web-based modules, hosted by UNC-CH Office of Research Information Systems, will replace the current paper-based applications, manual routing, hand signature certification and storage requirements associated with activities such as proposal submissions, protocol submissions to use human participants in research, and innovation disclosures. In addition, SERA will combine UNCG administrative research data into a central database that will provide a higher level of security access, enhanced data backup and restoration procedures, and a range of reporting options including the ability to export reports to Microsoft Excel.
Learn more here about SERA’s web-based modules, which include RAMSeS (Research Administration Management System and electronic Submission), SIMS (Spartan Institutional Review Board Management System), SACS (Spartan Animal Care System), InnovoTrac (Innovation Tracking for the Office of Innovation Commercialization), and COI (Conflict of Interest).
The Research Advisory Council (RAC) informs the Office of Research and Economic Development how it may better serve the needs of the campus. The RAC improves the quality of the research process for faculty and staff by highlighting opportunities, identifying barriers, and aiding in problem-solving for UNCG Research. Current RAC members represent the Bryan School of Business and Economics; the Center for Biotechnology, Genomics and Health Research; the Center for Youth, Family and Community Partnerships, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School, the Music Research Institute, the Office of Research and Economic Development, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the School of Education, the School of Health and Human Sciences, SERVE, the School of Nursing, and University Libraries. Learn more here about the composition of the RAC.
Financial Services handles the fiscal support activities for research and sponsored programs, i.e. contracts and grants. Access their forms, useful links, policies and procedures, staff information, and workshop materials and training resources here.
The University Libraries include the Jackson Library and the Music Library, a separate facility in the School of Music Building. The holdings of the University Teaching and Learning Center, the Teaching Resources Center and the Multicultural Resources Center are also included in the Libraries Catalog. Together, these libraries provide deep and wide resources and services to support faculty research .
In addition to an outstanding collection of over 2.4 million volumes of books, government documents, recordings and scores, the Libraries also provide extensive virtual resources through its web site including over 40,000 electronic journals, over 300 databases and over 300,000 electronic books. Most electronic resources may be accessed by researchers from any location. Faculty may borrow directly from the 16 other University of North Carolina libraries and several academic libraries in the Piedmont Triad. Interlibrary loan is available, and desktop delivery of articles held in the Libraries in print is also provided. The Libraries maintain over 5,000 web sites on subjects ranging from University Archives and Special Collections to portals for specific courses and databases of our journal holdings. Learn more here.