Join us at the second annual UI Research Services Fair!

Thursday, October 10 -- 1:00pm-6:30pm

Hancher Auditorium

The Research Development Office (RDO), a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Research, is pleased to invite researchers of all levels and research support staff to the second annual University of Iowa Research Services Fair (RSF). The RSF will provide an opportunity for researchers to learn about the many campus resources and services available for their research and scholarship.

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 vendor-style fair
  • Participate in round table discussions on various topics
  • Network with colleagues while enjoying hors d’oeurvres and a hosted bar

Target Audience:

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

Draft Schedule


Main Event

Round Table Discussions





Unit Tables



Broader Impacts and Community Engagement Partners



Research Topics


Tear Down



Science on Tap

Science on Tap


Attendance is free. Register here by Thursday, October 3, 2019. 

Why register?  Registration allows for us to plan accordingly for food and beverages.  Doing so also eases registration on the day of the event.

Getting to and from Hancher Auditorium


Parking is available in lot 55 (Hancher Lot). Starting at 11:30am, parking enforcement will be waived for the remainder of the day.

Bus Routes

West side attendees can take Red route to Hancher and Blue route back to campus.

East side attendees can take Blue route to Hancher and Red route back to campus.

Visit the UI Parking and Transportation website for additional CAMBUS schedules, routes, and maps to and from the event.

Fall 2019 Participating Units

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


Round Table Discussions

New for Fall 2019, the Research Services Fair will host one-hour Round Table discussions facilitated by campus units and investigators exploring one of three broad themes: 1) Broader Impacts, 2) Community Engagement, or 3) Research–related topics.

Please view the list of Round Table hosts and topics here.

What people are saying following the inaugural event on April 11, 2019.



Post-Event Evaluation Results*:  

96% of attendees reported overall satisfaction with the event

92% of attendees responded that they met a new contact

96% of attendees responded that they would recommend the Research Services Fair to a colleague.

*60% 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."


To see brief descriptions of previously participating units, please click here.



Email with questions.