Campus Resources:

At the University of Iowa, resources exist across campus to help students and faculty develop and implement community-engaged research projects. Please see below for a list of campus partners that offer services and resources for community-engaged research. 


Clinical and Translational Science Institute 

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute partners with all 11 colleges on campus and has a special emphasis on working in community partnerships between the academic medical center, local health care providers and the rural patient population. The institute aims to facilitate team-based research that engages the community using both technology and personal interactions to advance the delivery of health care and personal health and wellness. 

Obermann Center for Advanced Studies 

The Obermann Center works to connect the campus with city, state, and global communities through public programming and support for networks of artists, scholars, researchers, local citizens, and international colleagues. 

Public Policy Center 

The Public Policy Center researchers investigate some of the most important issues affecting our daily lives in Iowa and beyond. They also share the resources and expertise of the university with policymakers and the public through engagement activities. Student involvement and training in research is emphasized, as is the development and support for interdisciplinary research across all university colleges. 

Research Development Office  

The Research Development Office through the Office of the Vice President for Research connects researchers and scholars with research administrators and other resources. They aim to accelerate discovery and innovation by supporting collaboration, creation, and proposal development, and they work to minimize the administrative burden of research on faculty and staff. 

Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates 

Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates promotes professional skill development by focusing on communication and cultivation of the mentee/mentor relationship, educating students through research, scholarship, and creative activities to benefit the mission of the university. The center offers undergraduates opportunities and resources to become involved with research on campus.