The Offices of Research Services, Partnerships & Innovation

The offices provide comprehensive services for researchers (see For Faculty and Staff) and research partners (see Partners With Us) including: 

  • Providing guidance with grant proof reading, budget preparation, and submission;
  • Reviewing, negotiating, and developing agreements, such as non-disclosure or confidentiality agreements, MOUs, and research contracts;
  • Working with researchers in the identification, protection, and commercialization of intellectual property (technology);
  • Increasing awareness of and ensuring adherence to University policies, ethical research standards, and Canadian and international research-related and intellectual property laws and regulations;
  • Assisting in grant and contract post-award reporting and regulatory observance;
  • Facilitating workshops, mentorship programs, and internal review programs;
  • Identifying funding opportunities.

The office develops an annual implementation plan based on the University of Regina's Strategic Plan peyak aski kikawinaw: Together We Are Stronger.

The office is supported partially by a grant from the federal government. The Research Support Fund is based on a percentage of funds allocated through SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR. The University of Regina devotes a percentage of those funds to positions in the Office of Research Services, Partnerships & Innovation that facilitate grant applications, oversee compliance with ethical guidelines, and manage contracts and intellectual property.