Participate in a Research Project

The Office of Research & Commercialization is making available a database to recruit participants for research studies. Research participants are often undergraduates who receive credit for their time, however the opportunity is open to anyone interested in taking part in a research study. They delve into questions as diverse as the effect of distractions such as cell phones and text messaging on drivers and the neurological impacts of certain computer tasks. In addition to the educational value most studies offer some type of incentive or stipend for participants. To sign up as a participant go to and click on Request An Account under the New Participant bar on the lower left of the page. Faculty interested in using the Sona website to recruit research participants should contact the UCF-IST SONA Administrator at for a user name and password.


List of Studies:

Agent Transparency in Automated Systems

Assessing Team Collaboration During Exploration

Autonomous Squad Member

Evaluation of Human Factors Using Global Sensitivity Analysis… When Operating a Robotic Manipulator

The Bridging Technique: Crossing Over the Modality Shifting Effect

The Next Generation of Aviation Selection: Unmanned Aerial Systems

Transparency of agent reasoning and its effect on automation-induced complacency

User Aid: Usability Survey Enabling Research and Assessment for Intuitive Designs

Serving Faculty

The ORC serves UCF scholars as the official liaison between UCF and funding sources and by helping faculty work through the proposal and contract management process.

This site includes information to assist university scholars through the announcement, application and post-award stages and to familiarize prospective partners with the breadth of funded research conducted at the university.

Sponsored research at UCF is growing exponentially. In 2011 the university surpassed the $100 million dollar mark in external funding for the seventh straight year with $106.6 million. And UCF's pioneering efforts to commercialize technology continued to stimulate local economies throughout the state. The UCF Business Incubation program expanded to nine locations and multiple governments and communities served with the opening of a center in Volusia County, its ninth location. As a 2011 Carnegie Foundation "very high research activity" university, UCF is committed to the pursuit of excellence and intellectual growth and seeks to excel at moving ideas to innovation and realization.

New Proposal Information NSF and NIH have instituted important proposal changes. You can read about the latest NSF clarifications here: NSF GPG Summary
In addition, NIH, AHRQ and NIOSH have eliminated the error correction window for applications. For further information on this important change, see this page.
And NSF is requiring a supplement describing data management. This is similar to the postdoc mentoring requirement, except it is a supplement and not required in the proposal. This supplement should describe how the proposal will conform to NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results.
For more information, please go here.