Office of Research & Innovation
The Office of Research & Innovation supports the university community in its mission to "advance learning through the creative interaction of teaching and research of the highest quality." Responsible for achievement of Trent's research goals and objectives, the Office of Research & Innovation works in cooperation with other departments to implement the University's strategic research plan.
In particular, the Office of Research & Innovation works with local, regional, national and international members of the research community to promote and steward:
- Excellence in research (peer-reviewed, high caliber, with national and international recognition);
- A diversity of research (across a full range of scholarly disciplines at Trent, and of either a basic or applied nature);
- An emphasis on interdisciplinary research (with cooperation between a number of departments/programs/disciplines/centres/institutions);
- Responsible for provision of resources to researchers (infrastructure, staff, space etc.);
- The involvement of students in research
- Training of highly qualified personnel; and
- Open accountable research practices (honest, ethical and open to public scrutiny)
Information for Faculty researchers regarding emergent issues
March 30, 2021
March 25, 2021
Learn how to protect yourself and your research effectively
Open and collaborative research is indispensable, however there are inherent risks. It is important to know what the risks are, what you can do to mitigate them, as well as what tools are available to you to help keep yourself and your research safe.
To read more about:
- What are the risks to you and your research
- IT Security Safeguards
- Research Project Specific Safeguards
- Traveling Safeguard Checklist
Please visit Safeguarding Research on the Information Technology website page!
Where can I get help with my research activity?
Research Facilitators are hard at work, helping to facilitate research activity in both Peterborough and Durham. You can email our Research Facilitators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a question about research ethics, who can I talk to?
Our Certifications and Compliance Officer, Jamie Muckle, is available to help with questions around research ethics and other aspects of research integrity. Questions like “Does my research require an ethics protocol?” and “I am working on a project that brings together multiple institutions – how does the ethics review work?”
How do I submit paperwork for hiring or extending research-related personnel?
We are working with Human Resources on a project to enhance the hiring processes for research-related personnel in 2021. In the current remote work environment, research related personnel hiring forms and amendments can be sent by email to email@example.com.
Where can I get help with my grant application?
We are heading into another busy grant application season and we are here to help. Research Facilitators at firstname.lastname@example.org can address your questions, application reviews, and provide feedback to help you put forth the best application possible.
Who should I contact with questions about research agreements?
Support for research agreements is provided by our Research Facilitators. You can contact email@example.com for help with templates, negotiation, insurance, and other support.
How can I contact my restricted funds accountant?
Trent University’s restricted funds accounting team is available to help you with any financial questions related to your research projects, such as eligibility queries, transfers, invoicing and financial reporting.You can contact directly Janin Deason (A-G researcher last name), Kerri Cassalman (H-O researcher last name), Emmalyne Sullivan (P-Z researcher last name), or Tania Dearling. General inquiries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I direct questions about Trent University internal grants and research funding?
Questions about internal grant programs such as the University Research Grants Program, SSHRC Explore Grants, SSHRC Exchange Grants, and the VPRI Strategic Initiatives fund can be directed to Alex Lawrie.
Where do I go for help with MITACS funding?
Questions about MITACS programs such as Accelerate, Globalink, and Business Strategy Internship can be sent to Alex Lawrie.