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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. Sep. 30, 2018Provide feedback on draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy by September 30

    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.

  2. Sep. 20, 2018$350,000 for international research partnerships

    Eight research collaborations between the University of Waterloo and institutions around the world will receive funding to collaborate on projects ranging from quantum experiments and gravitational physics to living architecture.

    Funded by Waterloo (up to $20,000 per project based on equal cash contributions from partners), the projects will involve more than 75 researchers at Waterloo and colleagues in Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands.

  3. Sep. 18, 2018Environment professor awarded Royal Society of Canada Innis-Gérin medal

    Jennifer Clapp has been awarded the 2018 Innis Gérin-Medal from the Royal Society of Canada.

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  1. Sep. 26, 2018Operation Wallacea Info Session

    What will you be doing next summer?

    Are you seeking adventure? In need of research experience? Interested in conservation?

  2. Sep. 27, 2018Learn to write and publish a great research paper

    Designed for early career or seasoned researchers, the workshop will be delivered by editors from the Lancet and Cell Press. Attendees will learn how to:

    • identify the right journal
    • use proper scientific language
    • structure articles
    • understand the peer-review process
    • consider publishing ethics, and
    • get research noticed.


  3. Oct. 11, 2018Tri-agency financial administration engagement consultations

    Faculty members are invited to join the Tri-agency (NSERC, CIHR, and SSHRC) on October 11 or 12 to review and provide input on the Tri-agency financial guidelines.

    The Tri-agency is substantively changing its financial guidelines to simplify processes and reduce administrative burden for researchers and institutions. The goal of the consultation sessions is to receive input from researchers to ensure all key “pain points” and challenges are identified to enable mitigation of these problems.

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