U-M’s Digital Media Commons (DMC) provides students, faculty and staff access to a state-of-the-art multimedia facility with visualization and virtual reality technologies. Located in the Duderstadt Center on North Campus, the DMC consists of several professionally staffed labs and serves as a development center for new collaboration technologies. The Digital Media Commons includes an advanced podcasting room, audio, video, and music studios, design and media labs, multimedia workrooms, and the UM3D lab.
Scholarspace is your center for learning how to use technology in your coursework, teaching, or research. The center, operated by the University Library, is free of charge and open to anyone. You can drop in for assistance, or you can call ahead to make an appointment.
The Teaching and Technology Collaborative (Teachtech) works to help U-M faculty and instructors learn and incorporate technology into teaching and research through workshops and consultations. Their member consultants and their representative units work together to connect you to a wide variety of services and experts from across the U-M campus.
U-M Information and Technology Services connects students, faculty, and staff to workshops, documentation, and support for a wide range of software, hardware, and services. Over 150 workshops are held each term. A complete list of offerings is available online.
Search citations and abstracts of dissertations and theses submitted by your institution and published in ProQuest's Digital Dissertations database.
ARC enables data-intensive and computational research at U-M. ARC provides access to and support for the use of advanced computing resources, including the Flux shared computer cluster, cloud computing services, and research storage. Visit their website for a list of online training resources and upcoming workshops.
CSCAR provides support and training to U-M researchers in a variety of areas relating to the management, collection, and analysis of data. CSCAR also supports the use of technical software and advanced computing in research. The scope of CSCAR support is broad, including formal statistical analysis, data visualization, predictive modeling, data mining, management of large data sets, geographic information systems, qualitative data analysis, and text analysis, among other areas. For more information, upcoming workshops, and consulting appointments, visit their website.
The ICPSR Summer Program provides basic and advanced instruction across a wide range of methodologies and techniques for research in the social, behavioral, and health sciences.
Information Technology Services (ITS) offers a number of resources for U-M researchers, including storage, networking, data management and collaboration tools.
Numeric & Spatial Data Services supports the use of spatial data, numeric data, and statistics in research and teaching by the U-M community. They assist in locating and acquiring data sets, especially social science data sets and digital spatial data sets, and provide support for geographic information systems (GIS) software and statistical software. Students can also work with spatial and numeric data in their recently upgraded lab.
Research Data Services is a growing network of services throughout the library to assist you during all phases of the research data lifecycle. From preparing data management plans for grant proposals to sharing and preserving data, they provide resources to help you with your data.
Professional Conduct and Research Ethics
U-M students have the personal responsibility to understand academic integrity, plagiarism, and the university codes regarding them. The University Library has organized resources to guide students through these issues and identify tools to aid in the research and writing processes.
The University of Michigan is committed to fostering an environment of responsible conduct of research. As such, U-M follows federal, state, and university guidelines regarding Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training for principal investigators, key personnel, and students. These guidelines may apply to a specific type of research compliance (e.g., conflict of interest, animal care and use, human subjects protection) or to topics related the proper conduct of research (e.g., authorship).
Funding for Research
In addition to the variety of services, consultations and resources to assist international students, scholars, faculty and staff at U-M, the International Center provides resources and assistance for students studying, working, traveling, or conducting research abroad. The Center also offers funding for international research and internships.
The U-M Office of Research exists to advance the excellence of research, scholarship, and creativity across campus. The office provides information and assistance related to all aspects of research, including sources of funding, proposal development, project management, and ethics and compliance.
Rackham administers a number of research grants for graduate students, including Rackham Graduate Student Research Grants and Rackham International Research Awards. The website also provides links to other sources of funding.