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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 2016-17, faculty, staff, and students attracted more than $205 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. July 13, 2018Provide feedback on draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

    The three federal research funding agencies (NSERC, CIHR, and SSHRC) welcome feedback on the draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy.

  2. June 22, 2018Waterloo joins world’s research leaders to advance blockchain and cryptocurrency

    The University of Waterloo will join top universities across the globe on an initiative designed to advance research and innovation in blockchain, cryptography and digital payment systems.

  3. June 22, 2018The perfect picture now a reality

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a faster and more accurate way to take and merge photos. The result is the ability to take sections of each photo to create a single picture where all elements are in focus.

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