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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. 20, 2018 Provide feedback on new Tri-Agency research fund by August 27

    Researchers interested in providing feedback on the proposed funding design for a new Tri-Agency Fund are invited to take part in the Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) Consultation online questionnaire by August 27.

    The CRCC will be designing the new fund to foster multidisciplinary collaborations, and support international, fast-breaking, and high-risk research to ensure that Canada excels in the research enterprise of the future.

  2. 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.

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

    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.

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