Research Centers

CLAS Research Centers

Center for Criminology and Socio-legal Studies, Department of Sociology and Criminology — Interdisciplinary forum for research and training in the areas of crime, law, mental health, corrections, and social control.

Center for New Music, School of Music — Functions as a laboratory and performance extension of the School’s composition area and as a repertory ensemble for the creation and presentation of new music. The Center for New Music, a performance organization devoted to the late 20th- and early 21st-century repertoire, is the focus of contemporary composition and performance at The University of Iowa. The Center, like the internationally renowned Writers' Workshop, embodies the institution's commitment to the vital role of the creative arts at the frontiers of human experience.

Center for the Study of Group Processes, Department of Sociology and Criminology — Promotes theory-based, scientific research on group processes.

DELTA Center, Department of Psychology — Brings together researchers who seek to understand processes that underlie development and learning from neurons to neighborhoods, acknowledging that the brain, mind, body, physical environment, social relationships, and large-scale social systems are all intertwined.

National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice, School of Social Work — Promotes family-centered, culturally responsive practice across human service systems through research.

Roy J. Carver Center for Genomics, Department of Biology — Our mission is to promote the understanding of molecular, cellular, and population level processes through the integrated analysis of genes and genomes, expression proviles, and functional and structural cellular properties.

W. M. Keck Dynamic Image Analysis Facility, Department of Biology — Provides the most advanced two- and three-dimensional dynamic image analysis systems for examining, analyzing, and reconstructing the dynamics of organisms, tissues, cells, and subcellular compartments.

Research Centers in the Office of International Programs

International programs and centers include Center for Asian and Pacific Studies; Center for Human Rights; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Confucius Institute; and Institute for Cinema and Culture.

Other Centers with CLAS Engagement

Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing — Fosters education and training, research and scholarship, and wide-ranging technology transfer activities involving biocatalysis and bioprocessing.

Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research — Promotes interdisciplinary research efforts that focus on the multiple aspects of global and environmental change.

Iowa Social Science Research Center — Within the Public Policy Center, the ISSRC is a resource for interdisciplinary social science research on The University of Iowa campus.

Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication (MATFab) — Facility The Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication (MATFab) Facility brings together cutting-edge instruments for the physical sciences and engineering into one convenient location on campus. 

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute — An interdisciplinary center involving faculty in CLAS, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health, focused on issues related to applications and implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
This intellectual community supports artists, scholars, and researchers—independently and in cross-disciplinary collaborations—as they unearth the past, explain and engage the present, and invent the future.

Other Interdisciplinary Resources

Graduate College
International Programs
University of Iowa Libraries