Government and Academic Research Alliances

Government and Academic Research Alliances

Creating Partnerships in Research

The Office supports research alliances at the University of Rochester—a leader and innovator in basic, translational, and clinical research and technology development.


One of the emerging disciplines of the 21st century, Data Science is the creation and application of powerful new methods to collect, curate, analyse, and make discoveries from large-scale data.  The university has created a new Institute for Data Science to serve as a university-wide hub for data science- related research and educational programs, while further facilitating collaborations through a new state-of-the-art facility as a home for data science.     

URBEST: The University of Rochester BEST Training Program for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Trainees

The University of Rochester (UR) was awarded 1.8 million to support a new career-training program sponsored by the NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) initiative.  The UR-BEST program includes instruction in leadership and professionalism, internship opportunities and training pathways in industry, manufacturing and entrepreneurship; regulatory affairs, compliance and review; and science and technology policy.  At a time when there are fewer opportunities for tenure-track faculty positions, this special program will provide graduate students in biomedical sciences the training needed to succeed in a range of other careers.  This, in turn, will change the foundation of biomedical research training by introducing new diverse career paths through coursework and mentoring.  For more information, please visit:       

For those interested in the science and technology policy pathway, please contact Scott Steele, Ph.D. at

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Upcoming Events

"America's Got Regulatory Science Talent" 2nd Annual Competition
Deadline for applications: January 30, 2015

Want to see how your research can impact federal regulations? Want to discuss your ideas with the FDA? Join the "America's Got Regulatory Science Talent" Competition. The local competition will be held at the University of Rochester campus on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.  More information will be out soon. 

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