The following resources are available to graduate students undertaking research projects at Waterloo:
The Office of Research Ethics site ensures that research is conducted ethically.
Research with animals
If a student is conducting research with animals, it is their Supervisor(s) responsibility to ensure that the student has their research approved by the University Animal Care Committee (ACC), completes the UW Safety Office online animal care training, and that they are aware of the University’s regulations on the correct transport and treatment of animals.
Research with humans
If a student’s research will involve human participants in their research, it is their Supervisor(s) responsibility to ensure that the student review the University’s Human Research Guidelines and Policies and have their research approved by the University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).
The Statistical Consulting and Collaborative Research Unit, located within the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, provides free statistical advice to graduate students working on research problems.
Faculty and staff associated with the Statistical Consulting Service will be pleased to help with:
- Designing experiments, surveys, and other studies.
- Monitoring intermediate stages of long-term projects.
- Analyzing data, and interpreting results.
- Using statistical software packages such as Statistical Analysis System (SAS) or IBM SPSS Statistics (SPSS).
- Contacting an expert in the particular area of statistics or mathematics which you wish to use.
- Arranging a presentation on a statistical topic.
Visit the Statistical Consulting and Collaborative Research Unit (SCCR) website for more information.
As of September 21, 2016, drop in assistance is offered at the School of Pharmacy.
Graduate Writing Centre
The Graduate Writing Centre offers many services to support graduate students develop their writing skills. These services are available to help you:
- Organize your thoughts and ideas
- Communicate your ideas with clarity
- Persuade your audience
- Incorporate your research and cite your sources
The Writing Centre offers:
Beginning January 16, 2017, appointments are held at the School of Pharmacy every second Monday from 1-4pm.