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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.

View our Unit Directory for web site links and contact information.

 

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Biomedical Resource Center

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.

Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

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.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

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.

MCW Libraries

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.

Office of Grants & Contracts

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.

Office of Technology Development

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.

Radiation Safety

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 Systems Team

The Research Systems Team consists of the eBridge IT group, the eBridge Help desk, and the Research Systems Training group. The Team designs, develops, enhances, maintains, trains, and supports the eBridge application through collaboration with: Grants and Contracts; Human Research Protection Program; IACUC Staff, Safety Committees, Sponsored Programs, MCW-IS, and Corporate Compliance. eBridge is a web-based software solution that facilitates submission of applications for funding, and research. In addition, it tracks research related training, ensuring regulatory compliance.

Unit Directory

A directory of the Units of the Office of Research which includes web site information, email addresses and phone numbers.

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