With a culture of rigorous inquiry and a commitment to interdisciplinary research and learning, the University is a place where scholars break new ground every day. Our faculty conduct field-defining research and pursue innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges. Their work expands the idea of what’s possible while having real-world impact. The Office of the Provost works with partners across the University to create opportunities for faculty to pioneer research and provide the resources they need to do their best work.
 
Research Continuity Planning
In response to COVID-19, the University is reducing the number of people in research facilities and laboratories and transitioning to remote work, where possible. Visit this website for the latest resources and planning information for research teams and laboratories.
 
Office of Research and National Laboratories
This office supports researchers at the University and the national laboratories in their endeavors, providing guidance, resources and administrative assistance to help them advance cutting-edge research.
 
University Research Administration
URA provides guidance and support for research funding and compliance for all University of Chicago-sponsored projects.
 
Library
As a center of intense intellectual inquiry, the Library reflects the University of Chicago’s aspiration to be the most dynamic research and learning environment in the world. The University of Chicago Library system consists of six branches: The John Crerar Library, The D'Angelo Law Library, Eckhart Library, The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, The Joseph Regenstein Library, and the Social Service Administration Library.
 
Research Data Protection Policy
This policy provides guidance for all University faculty, staff, and students to help ensure research is designed, conducted, and reported in accordance with all applicable laws and good research practices.   
 
Secure Data Enclave
This centralized service for faculty and researchers that work with sensitive research data is designed to ensure that restricted information is protected in accordance with local, federal and international laws and regulations.
 
Breakthroughs
The UChicago community continues to advance ideas and innovations that enrich human life.
 
Institutes and Centers
Across more than 140 institutes and centers, University faculty and researchers come together to answer big questions.