Centers and Offices
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education provides an administrative home for a number of multidisciplinary research centers and institutes. These centers and offices involve faculty, staff, and students from the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities. Together they generate, on an annual basis, more than $160 million in extramural research awards. They also play an important role in graduate education and outreach. Centers are reviewed every five years.
American Family Insurance Data Science Institute
The institute will bring faculty together from across campus to collaborate on research, spark new opportunities for students, and be a model for new ways to work with industry partners.
The Arboretum includes the oldest and most varied collection of restored ecological communities in the world.
Aquatic Sciences Center
ASC administers two institutes that support multidisciplinary research, education and outreach for the protection and sustainable use of Wisconsin’s water resources.
The center facilitates high quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary research and supports, coordinates, disseminates, and advances biotechnology.
Center for Genomic Science Innovation
The center develops innovative technological and computational genomic approaches to address modern problems in medicine, agriculture and basic scientific discovery.
Discovery to Product (D2P)
D2P is focused on entrepreneurship and collaboration to move UW-Madison technology and innovation to market.
Institute on Aging
Our goal is to understand the many factors (biological, psychological, social) that promote resilience as people age and to translate this knowledge to innovative educational and community programs.
Institute for Molecular Virology
The IMV's mission is to conduct research and training in the area of virology, primarily at the molecular level, and to serve as the coordinating focus on the UW-Madison campus for research and training in virology.
Center for Quantitative Cell Imaging
UW–Madison is recognized as one of the largest and most productive biology facilities in the world. The Center for Quantitative Cell Imaging fosters excellence in interdisciplinary research which crosses departmental boundaries.
Physical Sciences Laboratory
PSL is a research and development laboratory that provides a range of services including consulting, design, fabrication, and calibration servies in scientific instrumentation.
Primate Research Center
The WNPRC’s mission is to increase our understanding of basic primate biology and to improve human health and quality of life through research.
Research Animal Resources and Compliance
RARC is a key resource for investigators, helping them maintain compliance with applicable rules, regulations, and policies to ensure successful animal-use research projects.
Space Science and Engineering Center
SSEC's mission is to conduct research and develop technologies to enhance understanding of atmospheric processes through new remote sensing instruments and environmental observations using satellites, aircraft-, and ground-based platforms.
Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center
The mission of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC) is to advance the science of stem cell biology and foster breakthroughs in regenerative medicine through faculty interactions, research support, and education.
The Waisman Center is dedicated to advancing knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases through research, training, service, and outreach.
Wisconsin Energy Institute
WEI is working on one of the most critical challenges of our time–the transition toward new, clean energy systems and solutions. WEI is committed to crossing traditional research boundaries to make major breakthroughs in the way we source and use energy.
Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center
The Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, or WIPAC, is a scientific center with researchers based in the Departments of Physics and Astronomy. Within the field of particle astrophysics, our focus is on neutrino astronomy.
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID)
We are a transdisciplinary research institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison exploring information across disciplines at the interfaces of research, education and business.