The Office of the Vice-President Research & International and units within the portfolio offer support and services to enable researchers to pursue their research interests and priorities.
Setting up research projects and funding
The Office of Research Services
can help you to find funding opportunities, process grant applications, obtain compliance certificates and enable you to manage your research accounts.
Developing research proposals
The SPARC office
offers strategic support to UBC researchers in all disciplines including a variety of professional services and resources to support development for major Tri-Council competitions.
Research grant facilitators
Faculty agency coordinators
Funding agency coordinators
are faculty members appointed to provide information on federal funding agencies (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR or CFI) and to provide support for research and scholarship in each area.
Research infrastructure funding
The Institutional Programs Office
provides administrative and strategic support to researchers pursuing major federal, provincial and regional infrastructure awards.
Ethics and animal care
Human research ethics
Protecting human research participants is an integral component of the UBC's research program. The Office of Research Ethics
helps to ensure that UBC research is conducted in accordance with the highest ethical standards.
UBC's Animal Care Committee
provides advice and training and reviews research protocols involving animals.
UBC's Animal Care Services
oversees the welfare of animals used in research at UBC. This includes supervising facilities and services, providing veterinary care and providing training and education.
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Partnering with industry
The University-Industry Liaison Office
drafts, negotiates and administers industry-sponsored research agreements and works to create and nurture ongoing, multi-faceted relationships with industry partners.
Strategic partnership development
The SPARC office
assists UBC researchers in all disciplines in developing research partnerships to access funding by building interdisciplinary, inter-institutional teams that may involve government, the private sector and the community.
The Strategic Partnerships Office
helps to accelerate UBC’s innovation-focused initiatives by partnering UBC's research capacity and campus operations with private, public and/or non-governmental organizations.
We provide strategic support
to University leaders and faculty members in the creation of international partnerships and formal agreements for mobility and research collaborations.
Forming interdisciplinary partnerships
Mobilizing research discoveries and inventions
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New to UBC
New researcher orientation
The Office of the Vice President Research & International offers orientation for new researchers
through an annual research orientation day and lunches for new and recently recruited faculty members.
Transferring projects and intellectual property
Researcher Information Services (RISe)
is a collaborative online research administration tool that allows researchers and administrators to manage applications and track approvals, certifications and awarding of funds.
Funding and support deadlines
Facilities, Resources and Events Database (FRED)
is an online listing of sharable research resources and contacts.