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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. Aug. 13, 2018New research ethics system available

    A new research ethics system is available for researchers to use.  

    Please begin using the system immediately for research ethics applications; the previous system is no longer available. If you had active applications in the previous system, they have been imported into the new system.

  2. July 31, 2018Provide feedback on draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

    The three federal research funding agencies (NSERC, CIHR, and SSHRC) have developed a draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy outlining proposed institutional data management practices that will impact researchers nationally and internationally. The policy includes suggested requirements related to institutional data management strategies, plans, and deposits.

  3. July 31, 2018Get STARTed: SSHRC Grant Writing Sessions

    Waterloo faculty members (both emerging and established scholars) are invited to learn more about tools and strategies to help improve their SSHRC grant applications. Hosted by the Office of Research, five START Program (SSHRC Tools and Resources Training) workshops will cover the most challenging sections of the typical SSHRC grant application.

    All sessions will run from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in Hagey Hall 373

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