U-M Research Resources

  • Trying to navigate the world of U-M acronyms?  The Acronyms Decoder can assist you.
  • The LSA Humanities Business Office is available to assist LSA Humanities faculty with putting together the Collaboratory application as well as any other grant application.  Contact  them at mlbbo-grants@umich.edu.
  • The LSA Dean’s Office offers valuable assistance helping faculty develop a plan to move their research project forward for funding, both external and internal. Linda Chadwick (lchadw@umich.edu) and Steve Beach (sebeach@umich.edu) are available to work with professorial faculty and your departmental research administration structure to:
    • help to find Sponsors external to UM;
    • use eGIF for internal funding;
    • come up with a realistic budget;
    • read your project proposal against sponsor information for suggestions;
    • provide access to successful examples of funded projects;
    • get you connected with departmental Research Administrators.

    Please feel free to contact Linda and/or Steve directly if you want to talk more about a project you are working on. They are happy to work with you whether you are already working on a grant proposal or whether you are in the very first stages of a project idea and aren’t sure what funding sources might be available.

  • Consulting for Statistics Computing and Analytics Research (CSCAR) provides free consulting in data analysis and statistical methods to all UM researchers.  CSCAR provides assistance with the design, analysis, interpretation, and communication of research studies involving data. CSCAR also presents workshops on statistical methods and software for data management and analysis. Fall, Winter and Spring workshop offerings include Statistics Review, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Analysis with R.  Information, appointments and workshop registration (734)764-7828 or visit the CSCAR web page cscar.research.umich.edu for additional information.
  • The University Library has announced the beta launch of Deep Blue Data, which is optimized for data preservation and access.  Created as a strategic initiative of the Library with funding from the Provost, Deep BlueData is a platform through which you can meet data sharing mandates and achieve your goals of making data sets more readily available to colleagues and peers throughout the world. This new service expands Deep Blue, which has preserved and provided access to the scholarly and creative work done by researchers on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses since 2006. Deep Blue focuses on documents and will continue to do so.  Deep Blue Data was released on February 29th in beta, which will allow time for training, familiarization, and additional interface and functional refinement prior to the full public launch in September. During the beta implementation phase, Deep BlueData welcomes you to deposit your data, which will be citable and discoverable. At the same time, the Library will actively work with you to improve the processes by which data sets get uploaded, described, and discovered.