Ideas start here

Ideas start at the University of Waterloo, and the Office of Research helps convert ideas into opportunity.

The Office of Research is the university's central point connecting scientists on campus or associated with Waterloo to opportunities for funding and a variety of services, including commercialization. Office of Research staff support researchers through the many phases of research including ethics review and managing funds.

Research is an integral and intensive area at Waterloo. In 2015-16, faculty, staff, and students attracted more than $182 million from public and private sources to fund research across a spectrum of challenges. Waterloo's strength in research excellence is supported by partnerships with industry, creating opportunities that generate new knowledge and further Canada's economy.

  1. Oct. 12, 2016Tracking other researchers and their work

    Is there a researcher whose work you would like to follow? Who else is interested in the research papers relevant to your research? Could they be potential collaborators or competitors?

    Join this workshop to learn more about how to track other researchers (including yourself) and their work.

  2. Oct. 20, 2016Making sure people can find you and your work

    Do you have a common last name? Is the same format of your name used for all of your publications? Has your work ever been accidentally attributed to another author? Can others find your work easily?

    Join this workshop to learn more about the challenges and possible solutions for author ambiguity.

  3. Nov. 16, 2016Calculate your academic footprint

    This hands-on workshop explores using RefWorks, and any research database having citation-tracking capabilities, to:

    1) Maintain an accurate list of your own publications

    2) Track citations for your publications

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