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University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado Denver


#1 research university in Colorado

Diego Restrepo, PhD, Professor, School of Medicine
Diego Restrepo, PhD, Professor, School of Medicine

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is the number one research university in Colorado, attracting more than $375 million in research annually. The Anschutz Medical Campus hosts millions of dollars in health sciences research, and the Denver Campus produces ground-breaking research in specific areas.

The Office of Research Development and Education

The Office of Research Development and Education (ORDE), under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at the university, serves as a resource for faculty and department administrators on both the Denver Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus, in two main areas:

Research Development

The office advises faculty on potential funding sources, provides targeted funding opportunity information to faculty based on research interests, performs customized fund searches using a computerized fund search database, strategizes with faculty to maximize likelihood of funding, works closely with new faculty to provide tools and information necessary to facilitate proposal submissions, and produces a research-oriented newsletter, website and other tools for faculty and administrators on both campuses.

Research Education

The office offers a series of educational events, such as faculty seminars, administrative research staff workshops, guest lectures and panel discussions. Find scheduled listings of these events in the Educational Events Calendar.

Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board

The Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB) is a consortium of health care facilities in Colorado, which reviews biomedical and behavioral research involving human subjects conducted at or supported by the following institutions:

  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • Colorado Prevention Center
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Children's Hospital Colorado 
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Learn more about COMIRB and access the forms necessary for preparing a human subject protocol.

Office of Grants and Contracts

The Office of Grants and Contracts assists University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus faculty in securing external support for their instructional, research, public service and scholarly activities.

Support services include:

  • Budget development
  • Grant application
  • Contract proposal review, development, negotiation and acceptance
  • Subrecipient agreement development, negotiation and acceptance
  • Advice on sponsor and university requirements.

Grants and Contracts is also responsible after award for:

  • Compliance with non-technical sponsor requirements
  • Various systems required by the federal government
  • Management reports
  • Tracking of major grant/contract regulations changes

Learn more about Grants and Contracts and whom to contact for more information.

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