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Faculty Projects

Facilities for Research and Creative Projects

Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at CU Denver have resources in place to successfully administer and conduct research and creative work across disciplines throughout the College and the University. A number of administrative units and facilities play important roles in assuring the success of research and creative projects.

CU Denver Facilities Projects

The Facilities Project Department has responsibility for architectural, engineering, and construction management of all University building projects. The Department oversees 75 projects with budgets totaling $600 million. CU Denver has received over nine awards for the design and implementation of construction building projects from the American Institute of Architects, the Association of General Contractors of Colorado and the Colorado Construction Magazine.

University of Colorado Procurement Service Center

The University of Colorado system operates a Procurement Service Center that provides services to all three of the University of Colorado campuses. The Center facilitates the bid and procurement processes and ensures that funds are used efficiently to purchase goods and services for University research and other projects. CU Denver Procurement Services has recently adopted a Sustainable Purchasing Program that educates and advises University personnel in comparing equally effective products to minimize the effect on human health and the environment.

CU Denver Office of Grants and Contracts

CU Denver operates an Office of Grants and Contracts that assists faculty in their efforts to secure and manage external support for their research and creative activities. These services include budget development, grant application and contract review, provision of training opportunities, financial reporting and invoicing, and acting as liaison for audits of sponsored activities. This office handles $373 million dollars in active grants.

Animal Care

Animal care management services for CLAS faculty and the University is provided by two UC Denver entities; The Office of Laboratory Animal Resources (OLAR), which oversees the procurement, housing and treatment of laboratory animals and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), which is responsible for the oversight and evaluation of the University’s animal care and use program. Both of these University entities are assisted by the University of Colorado Veterinarian.

Human Subjects

UC Denver operates a Human Subjects Review Committee (HSRC) and a Colorado Multiple Institution Review Board (COMIRB). These two faculty committees review and monitor all biomedical and behavioral research involving human subjects conducted at UC Denver and any of its partner institutions (Colorado Prevention Center, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital).

Environmental Health and Safety

CU Denver’s Environmental Health and Safety group provides support to researchers in the following areas: Biosafety, Hazardous Chemical Waste Management, Laboratory Health and Safety, Animal Care Health and Safety and Radiation Safety.

Office of Regulatory Compliance

The CUDenver Office of Regulatory Compliance monitors research activities to assure compliance with Human Subjects (IRB) protocol, animal care (IACUC) protocol, HIPAA, research ethics, conflict of interest, and other requirements of funded and unfunded research activities. This office works with the Office of Environments Health and Safety to ensure research safety.

Auraria Media Center

Operated by the Auraria Higher Education Center, the Auraria Media Center is available to provide the following services to research and creative projects across CLAS: video production, audio/video equipment rental, transfer and duplication services, campus TV.

Auraria Library

The resources of the Auraria Library are always available to researchers in CLAS. Built in 1976, the library houses over one million volumes and makes available electronically many hundreds of thousands of additional titles. Currently, there are about 24 professional librarians and about 42 library technicians that work in the library. The Auraria Library is the busiest academic library in the state of Colorado, and is a member of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries. Also, the library is a federal depository library and has a sizeable collection of government documents. The library's collection of Colorado state publications is also comprehensive.