Research Toolkit

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University of Minnesota collaborations

Experts@Minnesota
Find collaborators at the University by searching this database of faculty and staff subject experts. How to search the site and manage your profile.

BLINK
View calendars of more than 40 University life science seminar series.

Community collaborations

Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) 
This CTSI function provides expert consultations, assistance finding community partners, grant funding for University-community research collaborations, and resources, tools, and training for conducting community-engaged research.

Center for Health Equity
This University center promotes research focused on health disparities and minority health.

Program in Health Disparities Research
This trans-disciplinary University team works to engage researchers and communities in initiatives aimed at reducing health inequities.

Office for Public Engagement
The Office for Public Engagement works with University academic programs and engagement units on all five campuses to build capacity to produce high quality public engagement programs and initiatives. 

Community Research Utilities and Support (CORUS)
Provides tools and best practices for community-engaged research.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)
This nonprofit organization builds partnerships for community-based participatory research (CBPR) and offers educational curriculum.

Specialized Support for Investigators Working with Community-Based and Small Business Sponsors/Subrecipients 
 University's Sponsored Project Administration has developed tools to help community organizations and small businesses navigate the process of being a partner on a grant with the University of Minnesota.

Industry collaborations and consortia

University Business and Industry Research Agreements
Contacts and information regarding wide range of research agreements that make it easy for faculty to develop collaborative research contracts with business and industry partners.

Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR)
Supports business and industry collaborations; relevant units include:

Consortia-pedia Catalogue
FasterCures’ Consortia-pedia Catalogue contains profiles on more than 400 research consortia around the globe.

iBridge Network

This online community enables University or industry researchers to share ideas, research, and knowledge regarding early-stage technologies and inventions.

LifeScience Alley
This Minnesota-based trade association provides networking opportunities and insights into current life science trends, regulations, research, and emerging technologies.

Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory
A program of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute in Carlson School of Management, the Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory brings together Carlson faculty and graduate students with industry innovators in need of a top-to-bottom production market analysis of their medical technology and its prospects in the market.

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