Portfolio of the Vice-President (Research and Innovation)

Research Services

Serves and supports University of Alberta researchers, faculties,centres and institutes by identifying potential funding, facilitating funding applications and providing grant/funding administration, guidance and oversight.

Research Ethics

Oversees and supports research ethics review and approval for research involving human participants, as well as research, teaching and testing involving animals. Research ethics focuses on the research participants rather than those conducting the research.

Innovation and Commercialization

Innovation and Commercialization helps researchers, postdoctoral fellows, staff and students transform their innovations into reality—helping assess commercial opportunities, protect IP/inventions and navigate the commercialization process.

Research Partnerships

Research Partnerships provides oversight of the university's 82 centres and institutes and the new bi-lateral agreement on research collaboration with the National Research Council.

Other Core Services

Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Academics

Postdoctoral fellows are valued members of the University of Alberta community who are undergoing advanced training. The Postdoctoral Fellows Office provides many resources to welcome postdocs to campus and to support their research training and professional development while at the U of A.

Postdoctoral Fellows Website

Quality Management in Clinical Research

Quality Management in Clinical Research (QMCR) ensures clinical research at the University of Alberta is conducted according to the highest scientific and ethical standards, complies with local, national, and international policies as well as governing statutes and regulations, and that internal quality systems are comprehensive, appropriate and effective.

QMCR Website

Application/Proposal Development 

Provides application and proposal support to the University of Alberta's research community in the following areas: health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and social sciences and humanities. The end goal is to help researchers improve their funding success via application preparation and support.

Develop and Submit a Proposal Services