Join us at the third annual UI Research Services Fair!

Thursday, April 8, 2021 -- 2:00pm-4:00pm

@ Gather

The Research Services Fair (RSF) is a vendor-style fair that provides an opportunity for researchers to learn about campus resources and services available for their research and scholarship activities. Over the past two RSFs, over 60 campus units have introduced their services to approximately 400 faculty, staff, and students.  This year’s event will be hosted virtually via Gather; an online platform used to congregate as you would at an in-person event.

Fair attendees will:

  • Learn about campus’s cutting-edge instruments and technology as well as many other services available in support of funding applications and research programs
  • Interact with centers, institutes, core facilities, and other service units in a virtual vendor-style fair

Target Audience:

Researchers of all levels (i.e., faculty, staff, post-docs, students) and research support staff.


Attendance is free. Attendee registration coming soon.

Previous Fall 2020 Participating Resource Units

To see brief descriptions of the Fall 2020 participating units, please click here.

Anesthesia Innovative Research (Air Core) College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Grant Support Office High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Facility Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication (MATFab) Facility Proteomics Core Facility
Biomedical Research Store Comparative Pathology Laboratory Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN) Metabolic Phenotyping Core  Radiation and Free Radical Research Core
Carver College of Medicine Office of Research Conflict of Interest in Research (COIR) Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Population Research Core Metabolomics Core Facility Research Development Office (RDO)
Carver College of Medicine Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility  Department of Emergency Medicine Human Subjects Office (HSO) National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) Scientific Editing and Research Communication Core (SERCC)
Center for Advanced Studies in Measurement and Assessment (CASMA) Design Center Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice Small Animal Imaging Core (SAIC)
Center for Advancing Multimorbidity Science (CAMS) Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU) Neural Circuits and Behavior Core (NCBC) State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL)
Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing (CBB) Electron Spin Resonance Facility Iowa City VA Health Care System  Obermann Center for Advanced Studies The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio 
Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD) Electronics Lab-Chemistry/Physics Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation Office of Animal Resources (OAR) The University of Iowa High Throughput Screening Facility (UIHTS) 
Center for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) Engineering Technology Center (ETC) Iowa Initiative for Artificial Intelligence (IIAI) Office of Outreach and Engagement Tissue Procurement Core (TPC) 
Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC) Environmental Health & Safety Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging (IIBI) Office of the IACUC UI Hydroinformatics Lab
Center for Public Health Statistics Flow Cytometry Facility Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) Office of the State Archeologist (OSA) UI Libraries
Central Microscopy Research Facility Glass Facility Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) Physics Machine Shop UI Research Foundation (UIRF)
Clinical Trials Statistical & Data Management Center (CTSDMC) Health Effectiveness Research Center (HERCe) ITS Research Services Protein & Crystallography Facility University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals

2021 Participating Units

Please view the RSF Information Sheet for details.

Research Services Fair Evaluation Results

Participants Units
Spring 2019*: Spring 2019**:
  • 96% overall satisfaction with the event
  • 100% overall satisfaction with the event
  • 92% met a new contact
  •  86% made a new connection to partners or users
  • 96% would recommend the RSF to a colleague
  • 100% would recommend RSF participation
Fall 2020*: Fall 2020**:
  • 98% overall satisfaction with the event
  • 82% overall satisfaction with the event
  • 78% met a new contact
  • 75% made a new connection to partners or users
  • 99% would recommend the RSF to a colleague
  • 97% would recommend RSF participation
*60% response rate; 24% response rate **66% response rate; 52% response rate

From attendees:

"I really enjoyed this, it was a great opportunity to touch base with and learn about a lot of the services on campus."

"It was fantastic! Really helpful to get to know more about the research services at UI, and the opportunity to network."

From participating units:

"Our unit representatives met researchers that we would otherwise not encounter...and got to chat with former collaborators as well.  We expect this fair to be the catalyst for many opportunities in the future."

"Made some good connections and more people are now aware of what we do.  Very nice event."


Email with questions.