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Office of Research Units
The Office of Research is comprised of integrated Units which provide administrative support for investigators and research staff. The links below will direct you to the Units' web sites which are publically available, or, to instructions on how to find the web sites that are available only to those with intranet access.
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The Biomedical Resource Center provides core support for animal-based research and teaching at the college. The Center employs support technicians and veterinary staff who work to sustain a high quality environment in which state-of-the-art animal husbandry and veterinary medical care. Besides being responsible for the daily care of the animals used for research and teaching at the Medical College, BRC veterinary staff are available for consultation regarding veterinary care or welfare of the animals in the course of research.
The Human Research Protection Program’s (HRPP) primary mission is to protect the rights, welfare and privacy of all individuals participating in research sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital. The HRPP supports the MCW/FH Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) that review all research studies involving human subjects for safety, compliance with regulations, and ethical standards. The HRPP provides guidance and resources for the MCW/FH IRBs, investigators, study team members, and the entire MCW/FH community. Study-specific consultations, training for investigators and study team members, and quality improvement activities part of the HRPP mission.
The overall role of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is to ensure the humane care and use of animals. The IACUC provides a foundation for effective self-regulation of animal care and use and is responsible for reviewing all protocols involving live vertebrate animals, ensuring compliance with federal regulations, inspecting animal facilities and laboratories, and overseeing training and educational programs. The Committee is supported administratively by a full-time IACUC Office, which also maintains Post Approval Monitoring of animal research projects and conducts comparisons between animal submissions and associated grants.
The MCW Libraries seek to provide access to information to promote the Medical College of Wisconsin's goals of improving the quality of patient care, education, research and community service; provide information in traditional printed forms, as well as electronic formats, and promote awareness and utilization of these resources; assume the responsibility of staying at the forefront of information transfer, and endeavor to make unique or unusual information resources readily accessible; serve as a link in local, national, and international information programs; are dedicated to providing the highest standards of service and leadership in information management.
The goal of the Office of Grants & Contracts is to support investigators and the MCW research community in submitting high quality, competitive and compliant research; to maintain commitments to our corporate and Federal sponsors; to ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, State, local and institutional policies and regulations; and to promote best practices; policies and procedures that ensure consistency and efficiency in our interactions with sponsors, affiliates, collaborators and investigators.
The MCW Office of Technology Development (OTD) is responsible for managing the discoveries, inventions, and other intellectual property assets of the Medical College of Wisconsin and advancing these discoveries from Patents to Patients®. In this endeavor, OTD identifies and protects novel ideas and then markets those ideas to established companies or helps form spin-off companies to develop commercial products.
The Office of Radiation Safety ensures the safe and compliant use of radioactive materials and provides training and guidance for MCW faculty and staff who use radioactive materials.
Research Education is committed to developing and providing learning opportunities to support the MCW research community, identifying and responding to changes in their learning needs, and providing easily accessible research-related information. Research Education offers training and documentation for the eBridge software application used by the MCW research community as well as hosts a user forum to share best practices. The unit maintains the eBridge Support web site as a dynamic resource tool for all eBridge users.
A directory of the Units of the Office of Research which includes web site information, email addresses and phone numbers.