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.


Registration is required.  Register here by Wednesday, April 7.

Spring 2021 Participating Resource Units

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

2021 Fair Flyer

To see brief descriptions of the 2021 participating units, please click here.

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.

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