Join us at the 2022 UI Research Services Fair!

Thursday, October 20, 2022 -- 1:00pm-4:30pm

@ Hancher Auditorium

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 at Hancher Auditorium.

Please also join us for the Discovery and Innovation Awards Reception that will take place from 4pm-6pm at Stanley Café (second floor of Hancher Auditorium).  The reception will recognize the winners of fourteen major awards including Scholar of the Year, Early Career Scholars of the Year, Distinguished Achievement in Publicly Engaged Research, Distinguished Research Administrator, and much more. The awards also recognize Postdocs, Graduate Students, and Undergraduate students for excellence in research and scholarship. See here for details about the award winners.

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.


Register here. Registration is required to attend.

2022 Participating Units

See here for 2022 participating units.

Previous Participating Resource Units (Spring 2021)

CCOM Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility (NMR) - PDF iconPOSTER Engineering Technology Center (ETC) - PDF iconPOSTER Iowa Initiative for Artificial Intelligence (IIAI) - PDF iconPOSTER Office of Animal Resource (OAR) - PDF iconPOSTER State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) - PDF iconPOSTER
Center for Public Health Statistics - PDF iconPOSTER Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS) - PDF iconPOSTER Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imagine (IIBI) - PDF iconPOSTER Office of the IACUC - PDF iconPOSTER UI High Throughput Screening Facility Core (UIHTS) - PDF iconPOSTER
Central Microscopy Research Facility(CMRF) - PDF iconPOSTER Flow Cytometry Facility - PDF iconPOSTER Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) - PDF iconPOSTER Office of Community Engagement - PDF iconPOSTER UI Hydroinformatics Lab - PDF iconPOSTER
CLAS Grant Support Office - PDF iconPOSTER Glass Facility ITS- Research Services - PDF iconPOSTER Protein & Crystallography Facility - PDF iconPOSTER UI Libraries- Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio - PDF iconPOSTER
Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center (CTSDMC) - PDF iconPOSTER Grad Success Center- Graduate College - PDF iconPOSTER Magnetic Resonance Research Facility (MRRF) - PDF iconPOSTER Protostudios - PDF iconPOSTER UI Libraries- Scholarly Impact Department - PDF iconPOSTER
Conflict of Interest in Research Office (COIR) - PDF iconPOSTER Human Subjects Office (HSO) - PDF iconPOSTER Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication (MATFab) Facility Research Design Services- Electronics Lab - PDF iconPOSTER UI Libraries- Subject Specialist Librarians - PDF iconPOSTER
Design Center - PDF iconPOSTER Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) - PDF iconPOSTER Metabolic Phenotyping Core Facility - PDF iconPOSTER Research Development Office - PDF iconPOSTER UI Pharmaceuticals - PDF iconPOSTER
Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) - PDF iconPOSTER Institutional Review Board (IRB) - PDF iconPOSTER Neural Circuits and Behavior Core - PDF iconPOSTER Scientific Editing and Research Communication Core (SERCC) - PDF iconPOSTER University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) - PDF iconPOSTER
Electron Spin Resonance Facility (ESR) - PDF iconPOSTER Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU) - PDF iconPOSTER Nutrition Research Services - PDF iconPOSTER Small Animal Imaging Core (SAIC) - PDF iconPOSTER  

Please see here for all of the Office of the Vice President for Research service units.

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.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Britt Ryan in advance at 319-335-9575 or