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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 Assistance Heading link

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

Medical Student Posters for presentation at a regional, national or international conference require review by Research Services staff before being submitted/printed. 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 sed03@uic.edu.

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Staff in Community Relations can provide help with poster design, formatting, proper logo use*, photo resolution, etc. For help with poster design, email Laura Roehnelt at roehnelt@uic.edu.

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.

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Research Services and/or Community Relations work 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 roehnelt@uic.edu.

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).

Poster funding support for UICOMP students: UICOMP Research Day poster cost for students is covered by Academic Affairs. (One poster per student is covered per year). Students with more than one poster for UICOMP Research Day or who have other poster presentations, should ask their Research mentor if there is funding through their department to cover printing costs. Do this prior to submitting your poster for production and printing. If funding is available through the department of the research mentor, the mentor and/or representative from their department should provide the appropriate CFOPAL (account number) to cover poster costs when submitting the poster for printing.

Students who do not have funding from a UICOMP department to support research poster printing: Community Relations (Laura Roehnelt, roehnelt@uic.edu) can review the poster and provide a final print-ready digital file to the student who can then submit it to the printing company of their choice. The student will be responsible to the printing company for the cost of the poster/printing. (There is no cost to the student for the review/file preparation by Laura in Community Relations; however, poster printing cost is the financial responsibility of the student.)

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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, lib-pref@uic.edu, for more information.

Templates Heading link

Research poster templates are available to download on Box.com in two different sizes. Using one of these templates is strongly encouraged.

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