Animal Resources Center (ARC)

ARC promotes excellence in biomedical and biological research and education by providing for the physical and psychological well-being of all UAF animals. Through active research, service and training programs we maintain the health and welfare of our animals while preparing and assisting faculty, staff and students to properly acquire and use animals in a humane and ethical manner. Under direction of the UAF attending veterinarian, ARC provides research infrastructure, centralized animal management, and veterinary support services for the care and use of all animals used in research and teaching at UAF.

ARC houses the veterinary services core, providing clinical, surgical and diagnostic support services to our animal facilities. The veterinary services core is engaged in active research programs and also offers research services to UAF investigators. ARC manages four UAF animal research facilities and has indirect oversight for the remaining department run animal facilities including all satellite facilities and field research projects. 

Conducting Research with Northern Communities

Scientific research in the Arctic necessitates good communication and cooperation with northern communities. Each community has a unique set of requests for researcher conduct and level of desired inclusivity. As such, direct communication and relationships with community leaders should be the highest priority. The Arctic Research Consortium of the US (ARCUS) has compiled resources and recommendations from a variety of organizations. 

Office of Grants and Contracts Administration (OGCA)

OGCA oversees research administration, handling activities throughout project lifecycles from inception to closeout. 

Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization (OIPC)

UAF conducts approximately $120 million in research per year. Much of this research can lead to commercial products, licenses, technologies, software codes, new plant varieties, and other intellectual property that, if licensed or sold to business, could provide competitive business advantage and create jobs. The Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization (OIPC) works with the University's faculty and students protecting their intellectual property and bringing them to market.

After receiving a new invention disclosure, our team assesses and protects intellectual property so it may be strategically placed into the marketplace.  OIPC and Nanook Innovation Corporation (NIC), a non-profit research foundation which supports commercialization of UAF-created intellectual property, work together together to identify licensees and negotiate licensing terms. 

University inventors also have the opportunity to create companies based on their intellectual property.  OIPC works with Nanook Tech Ventures, a for-profit company, to accelerate these startups. 

Office of Research Integrity (ORI)

UAF promotes integrity in research and teaching while ensuring a safe and productive work environment. The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) facilitates the responsible conduct of research through educational, preventive, and service activities.

Title IX

Title IX is a section of the federal law under the Higher Education Act that prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions. Many people have known it as a law requiring equal male-female representation in sports teams at U.S. colleges and universities, but it actually demands gender equity in all areas of colleges and universities that receive federal assistance.

The law states that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Therefore, Title IX forbids sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and violence, in all university student services and academic programs.