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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. Aug. 16, 2018Researchers utilize math to show how human behaviour spreads infectious diseases

    Mathematics can help public health workers better understand and influence human behaviours that lead to the spread of infectious disease, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

    This mathematical approach to disease modelling could allow scientists to better prevent undesirable outcomes, such as more dangerous mutant strains from evolving and spreading.

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