Field Research Office

Questions about field research? Email us!
Dr. Nadir Erbilgin, FRO Director

Professor, ALES | Ren Res
Phone (780) 492-8693
Office 442 Earth Sciences Building (Office 2-30A ESB)

Kim Schaerer, Program Coordinator

Phone (780) 492-8981

Office Address

2-10 Materials Management Building
8415 - 117 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R3

What's New

Human-Participant Research Field Activities Plan (H-FAP)

Field Research COVID-19: Phase II

Self-Assessment Tool for Field Research 

Field Research Newsletters


Message from FRO Director, Dr. Nadir Erbilgin

I am a professor at the University of Alberta within the Faculty of ALES. As the new Director of Field Research Office, I am looking forward to engaging the diverse community of field researchers at the University of Alberta. Our mission is to serve the community and facilitate all off-campus research activities. Our office provides solutions to issues that are important for the community.

Field Research Office (FRO)

The FRO aims to facilitate off-campus research activities, including all types of field, archival, library or other research, as well as field trips and field schools, carried out nationally or internationally. We provide advice and offer the following services:
  • Info on field operations and/or safety plans so that they are compliant with U of A policy and OHS legislation
  • Info on mitigation or control of your hazards such as training, PPE, etc
  • Equipment rentals at cost-recovery (satellite communication devices, AEDs and Medical First Aid Kits)
  • Connections to other field researchers within the U of A community

Field Research Activities Committee (FRAC)

FRAC is made up of faculty members who specialize in field research, safety technicians, senior management within HSE and other units who come together to provide a channel of communication between field researchers and senior administration and work towards solutions and advancement of issues identified by the field research community within the University of Alberta.

FRO and FRAC Terms of Reference Field Research Activities Committee Member List