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ORS can help you with:

Pre-award (applying for funding)

Post-award (after funding is received)

  • administering post-award research grants, contracts and creative awards
  • processing approvals for human research ethics and animal care protocols
    • ensuring compliance with national regulatory standards in support of research
    • e.g., human research ethics, biosafety, funded/non-funded/student research
  • acquiring animals, equipment and reagents to support research projects involving animals
    • performing specialized procedures involving research animals
    • providing specialized training for basic and complex experimental procedures
  • setting up research accounts with appropriate controls
  • processing and managing research financial transactions
    • e.g., inter-institutional funds transfer, amendments, funding agency liaison
  • supporting internal research competitions
  • coordinating funding communications and site visits
  • supporting UVic Industry Partnerships for technology transfer and commercialization of research products
  • promoting UVic research and creative accomplishments and awards internally and externally


New funding database search tool

January 19, 2024

After a considered procurement process, we are delighted to announce that the UVic community can now access the searchable funding database, Pivot-RP. Pivot-RP is the most comprehensive global...

New regulations for advertising job opportunities

October 31, 2023

Starting November 1, 2023, the Pay Transparency Act requires employers to specify the expected salary or wage, or the expected salary or wage range, on all publicly advertised job...

AUP application process in RAIS

New research Animal Use Protocol applications must be submitted via RAIS (Research Administration Information System). Visit the RAIS users website for application information, Quick Guides, and an...

Safeguarding your research

May 4, 2023

We have established a Research Security Unit (RSU) at UVic that serves to protect our intellectual property and infrastructure, promote awareness of and provide education in research security, and...

Research Computing Support

April 28, 2023

Many research projects have research computing or data storage needs and rely on either existing shared computing equipment or a special purchase. Please reach out to research computing services if...


Reappointment of Vice-President Research & Innovation — a message from President Hall

Dr. Lisa Kalynchuk has been re-appointed as Vice-President Research and Innovation for a second five-year term.

2023 Research and Innovation town hall

Join Vice-President, Research and Innovation Lisa Kalynchuk at the 2023 Research and Innovation Town Hall to discuss Aspiration 2023, strategic research priorities and UVic’s reputation and rankings.

Research help appointments with librarians

Librarians can help you to shape your research questions and find and cite high-quality sources. Book an appointment with a librarian today.

Research help appointments with librarians

Librarians can help your students to shape their research questions and find and cite high-quality sources. Students can book an appointment with a librarian today.

More research notices

Events & workshops

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The UVic Research and Creative Works Strategy identifies UVic’s research aspirations, actions, outcomes and impact areas.

Awards & honours

UVic faculty members have received national and international recognition for their research achievements. Each honour reflects our reputation as one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities.

Research partnerships

We connect external partners with UVic faculty and students. These include:

  • industry
  • government
  • not-for-profit organizations
  • other post-secondary institutions
  • Indigenous governments and organizations

Research chairs

Research chair positions attract and keep the best research talent from around the world.

Federal programs

Federal Research Support Fund

The Federal Research Support Fund (RSF) helps Canadian post-secondary institutions with managing research funded by the 3 federal research granting agencies: CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC. 

Research Data Management Policy

The Tri-agency Research Data Management Policy supports Canadian research excellence by promoting sound Research Data Management (RDM) and data stewardship practices.

Territory acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.