We have a passion
to explore, discover
and innovate

Office of Research Affairs

The UF Health Science Center Jacksonville Office of Research Affairs is part of the Division of Sponsored Programs located in Gainesville, Florida and provides the following research-related support at UF Jacksonville:

  • Data analytics and biostatistics
  • Budget development
  • Proposal submissions
  • Contract and budget negotiations
  • Personnel support
  • Entrepreneurial initiatives
  • University or agency policy support
  • Grant and contract fiscal management
  • Protocol development
  • Executes all confidentiality and research agreements
  • Training and education support

All of these services can be accessed through the Office of Research Affairs resources.

Research and Clinical Trials

A key element of an academic health center is a passion to explore, discover and innovate. The UF Health Science Center Jacksonville currently has more than 550 active studies and protocols being conducted by UF faculty in Jacksonville. Clinical trials are research studies that allow advances in medicine, identify new treatments and ensure safe and effective care for patients. These studies afford patients access to novel and cutting-edge clinical programs that are often available only at an academic health center.

Search Clinical Trials

Institutional Review Board

The IRB's primary mission is to protect the rights and welfare of participants in human research studies (research subjects). The IRB reviews research before it is started and most research while it is being conducted, to assess that the research meets appropriate ethical, federal, state and local requirements/guidelines.

Jacksonville Aging Studies Center (JAX-ASCENT)

JAX-ASCENT was created to provide an integrative physical and intellectual environment in which trainees at all levels and scientists from diverse disciplines can interact and conduct clinical and behavioral translational research on aging and independence of older adults.

Center for Data Solutions

The UF Center for Data Solutions supports investigators in conducting innovative and transformative health science research. The Center's hubs of advanced analytics, epidemiology and biostatistics support research projects in all phases, from study design through analysis and dissemination to improve patient outcomes. To access the Center for Data Solutions, please use the ORA Portal.

Center for Research Training

The Center for Research Training provides comprehensive training in clinical and translational research to UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville faculty, trainees and students. The Center for Research Training’s mission is to develop the next generation of highly collaborative clinical researchers who will advance the science of medicine and transform healthcare.

Jacksonville Health Equity Research Organization

Jacksonville Health Equity Research (JaxHERO) provides the foundation for translational and evidence-based research focused on studying and reducing health disparities while building on institutional commitments to the underserved population. The organization's mission is to conduct community-based research in order to improve the quality of care and promote health equity for persons living in Northeast Florida.