RE Research | Archives and Special Collections

RE Research – Archives and Special Collections

RE Research

This block covers research and technology transfer as it relates to University operations and the promotion of the University’s research expertise. It includes chairs and professorships; sponsored research; research ethics; research partnerships with industry including business, industrial, technological and research organizations, and with community organizations; and liaison with research bodies including institutes, centres and groups.

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To document research and scholarship matters not shown elsewhere in this block. Material of a specific nature should be placed on the appropriate subject file.

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To document the development, establishment, appointment and general administration of chairs and professorships which are funded by endowments and other sources such as granting agencies. Records may include terms of reference, fund-raising proposals, correspondence, and selection committee agenda and minutes.

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To document the provision of programs and services to international students including liaison and development activities and language upgrading.

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To document the development of ethical protocol related to research involving humans and animals, and other biosafety issues; and to document the process of ethical approval for this type of research. May include records of University ethics committees and other records related ethics concerns.

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To document research projects funded through external sources including government agencies and industry including project activities, applications for funding and financial arrangements. Records may include agreements, contracts, and applications, curriculum vitae, financial documents, annual and periodic reports of participants, and award files.

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To document discussion of intellectual property issues for the outcomes and ownership of university related scholarly pursuits and endeavours. May include registration of patent rights for inventions, patent licences and assignments of copyright. Records may include patents, disclosures, agreements, financial documents and licences.

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To document research projects funded through internal University sources and funding streams including starter grants, short-term research projects and collaborative research grants. Records may include applications, annual and periodic reports of participants, financial documents, curriculum vitae, and award files.

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To document the provision of advice to researchers in obtaining and administering grants and contracts, and the provision of assistance interpreting policies and procedures related to research and scholarly activities.

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To document the development, enhancement and maintenance of research partnerships with industry including business, industrial, technological and research organizations, and with community organizations. Records may include proposals and affiliation agreements, business plans, confirmation of appointments to Boards, and annual reports.

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  • For the functions and activities of research bodies internal to the University, including University institutes, centres and research groups, see RE Research Bodies – Internal.
  • For administrative liaison with external bodies that are not research related, see AD External Organizations.
  • For involvement with government committees, see GV Government Relations.
  • For internal committees, see the primary related to the activity of the committee, council or task force

Activity:

To document the creation, development, approval and activities of University institutes or centres, and of internal research groups. Records may include proposals and affiliation agreements, business plans, correspondence, and annual reports.

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  • For the activities of research bodies external to the University including research partnerships with business, industrial, technological, research and community organizations, see RE Research Bodies – External.

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To document liaison with bodies that facilitate the transfer of technology and other knowledge forms generated within the University through sale, licensing, company creation or other means of commercialization. Also to document issues arising from this process.

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