The Office of Research exists to promote and enhance the success of research by faculty, students, and partners of UNBC. We do this by:
- providing faculty members with support services to develop outstanding research programs in all disciplines, including offering advice on sources of funding, helping develop proposals, providing institutional letters of support, and negotiating funding agreements;
- ensuring that we meet or exceed all relevant regulatory standards for research, maintaining our eligibility for funding from the agencies with the most stringent standards;
- assisting with maintaining and growing our research infrastructure;
- assisting with the development of research partnerships with local, provincial, national, and international agencies and industry collaborators;
- supporting technology transfer and commercialization of research discoveries;
- managing and maintaining relationships with major research funding agencies, so that the local research community has access to the best advice on successful research funding strategies, and acting as the primary institutional contact for these agencies;
- engaging in high-level advocacy with all levels of government to promote an environment in which world-class research may flourish at UNBC.
Graduate student researchers should contact their supervisors and/or the Office of Graduate Programs for assistance with most research matters. The Office of Research is responsible for the conduct of research involving humans and animals and is pleased to discuss ethics issues with student applicants.
The recruitment of postdoctoral fellows and their position on campus is governed by the UNBC Statement of Principles on the Treatment of Postdoctoral Fellows. Appointment of postdoctoral fellows is handled by Human Resources. The Office of Research provides information and support to postdoctoral fellows in relation to relevant research opportunities.