VPR Announcements

Office of Research Services Survey

Posted: 26 January 2015 4:19 pm

Office of Research Services Survey Faculty members, staff members and graduate students that use the services provided by UVic’s Office of Research Services are invited to participate in a survey.

When you click on the link below you will be asked to log in with your primary netlink ID. Depending on your employment status you may be asked to choose from a drop down menu. If so, please click on the drop down menu and choose 'Research Services Survey'. On the next page please click on the link to the Office of Research Services Survey. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes.

The survey findings will help UVic assess and enhance the services offered by the Office of Research Services. We want to know your opinions on this important area, and we appreciate your time. Please be assured that you will not be identified in any reporting of the results.

Once you have completed the survey, you will be entered in a draw to win one of five $100 UVic Bookstore gift cards. In order to be eligible for the draw, you must complete the survey by February 6, 2015. If you have any trouble accessing the survey, please contact Tamsin Kaneen on researchplan@uvic.ca.

Complete the survey now


Rachael Scarth, Ph.D., P.Ag.
Associate Vice-President Research Operations
Office of Research Services| University of Victoria

Call for Nominations - Ralph Scheurle Staff Service Excellence Award

Posted: 21 January 2015 9:37 am

The Office of Research Services created the Ralph Scheurle Staff Service Excellence Award in early 2012 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of staff within the office in support of research and research services, including community outreach. In addition to the honour itself, recipients will be awarded a professional development allowance of $500. Full details about candidate eligibility, procedure and the selection committee are included in the nomination package; please note that nominations for this award are due by May 15.


Read the Guidelines: Tips for SSHRC Grant Applications

Posted: 24 July 2014 9:30 am

We are pleased to have Rosemary Ommer lead the following workshop: “Read the Guidelines: Tips for SSHRC Grant Applications”

When: Tuesday, September 9th from 10-11:30 am

Where: University Centre, Room A180 (Senate Chambers) Please join us to explore how to strengthen your SSHRC application submissions. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. All the best, Nicole

Nicole Kitson, PhD Senior Grants Officer Ph: (250) 853-3103 | Fax: (250) 721-8960 | Email: grants@uvic.ca Office of Research Services | University of Victoria Administrative Services Building | Room B227 | 3800 Finnerty Road | V8W 2Y2

CRPBC Speaker Series - How promising university research can be translated into new therapies that improve and save lives

Posted: 11 January 2013 1:56 pm

As part of our commitment to providing continuing education opportunities for the research community, VIHA Research and Capacity Building would like you to join us as we link into the following speaker event from Clinical Research Professionals of BC (CRPBC).  Please extend (forward) this invitation to any interested colleagues in your organization.
Topic:    The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD)  
Come and learn about how promising university research can be translated into new therapies that  improve and save lives

Speaker:   Dr. John Coleman
Head, Project Search and Evaluation
The Centre for Drug Research and Development
Chair of Meeting in Vancouver, Judy Needham, Research Coordinator, Vaccine Evaluation Centre/UBC    

The location for the Victoria link into the CRPBC event is Royal Jubilee Hospital, Patient Care Centre, Room S150A (ground floor behind the gift shop). 
Plan to attend?  Please RSVP via email to Terri Fleming at terri.fleming@viha.ca
Terri Fleming on behalf of the 
Advisory Committee

Update on Institutional Compliance with the new Tri-Agency Framework Agreement - January 3, 2013

Posted: 04 January 2013 10:26 am

January 3, 2013

As of January 2013, the Tri-Agencies (NSERC CIHR and SSHRC) have renewed their agreement with research institutions.

The new agreement is available: here

This new agreement incorporates the new framework of rules and policies for the responsible conduct of research, including the requirement for researchers and applicants, as part of the regular grant application process, to consent to the public disclosure of personal information in the event of a serious breach of agency policy e.g. Deliberate misuse of research funds for personal benefit not related to research or scholarly misconduct.

In order to comply with the new agreement, the following University of Victoria policies have been updated:

Policy on Scholarly Integrity (Researchers not subject to the Framework Agreement)

Policy on Scholarly Integrity (Pursuant to the Framework Agreement)

Research Involving Humans

You are strongly advised to review the new tri-agency agreement and UVic policies noted above.