UICOMP Research Poster Support

Please note: Advance notice is required since the process of creating, proofing and printing scientific posters takes time and planning. Please allow a minimum of 10-14 working days to accommodate your needs.

Research Services

The Office of Research Services will provide Research Support for posters, such as:

  • The right kind of charts/graphs are used for the data
  • The conclusions support the results
  • Scientifically sound visual representation

All Medical Student Posters require review by Research Services staff before being submitted/printed for presentation at a regional, national or international conference. Please contact Dr. Donohue to set up your free consult of your research poster, assistance with graph and chart design, proof-reading. Contact: Sarah Donohue at [email protected].

Poster Design

Staff in the Community Relations Department can provide help with poster design, formatting, proper logo use*, photo resolution, etc. For help with poster design, email Laura Roehnelt at [email protected].

Standard templates are available below.

Cost for services is $32 per hour.

* Logo check is free, any design assistance beyond 30 minutes will be charged.

Poster Printing

Research Services and/or Community Relations have established accounts with local vendors to print research posters. Depending on type of materials selected, costs range from $50 – 100. For assistance with printing, email Laura Roehnelt at [email protected].

Residents* / Fellows* / Faculty – your department or research program should fund the printing cost. Please provide the appropriate CFOPAL (account number) from the department to cover vendor printing costs.

*Residents & Fellows – Must first contact your Program Coordinator to obtain a Pre-Approval of Research-Related Travel; if approved by the GME office, a Media Service form will be approved and forwarded to allow for poster support services (includes printing).

Medical Students – UICOMP Research Day poster printing cost is covered by Academic Affairs (one poster per student is covered per year). For additional posters for UICOMP Research Day or other poster presentations, prior to submitting your poster for printing, ask your Research mentor if there is funding through their department to cover printing costs. If approved, please have your mentor provide the appropriate CFOPAL (account number) to cover poster costs when submitting the poster for printing.

* If the department is unable to cover the printing cost, contact Academic Affairs prior to submitting your poster for printing.

Library Services

The Library of the Health Sciences Peoria has prepared a Library Guide on best practices and guidance to create scientific posters. The Librarians also offer a customizable workshop to facilitate scientific poster creation. If you are interested in the workshop or additional resources, reach out to the Ask-a-Librarian email, [email protected], for more information.


Research poster templates are available to download on Box.com in two different sizes.