VPRIO Workshop Series on Best Practices in Research Management

The Vice President (Research and International) Office is pleased to offer the Workshop Series on Best Practices in Research Management, a workshop series with a goal of providing a broad understanding of the requirements and institutional obligations in carrying out research and development as a faculty member at the University of Manitoba.

The core requirements for the workshop series are completion of 4 core courses and 1 from the listed options over a two year period. Individuals who complete the requirements will receive a letter of acknowledgement from the Vice President (Research and International) Office for their Tenure and Promotion file.

Core 1- Research Integrity Online Course- Self Register through D2L

 This session can be completed at any time by registering through D2L.

In this course participants will have an opportunity to learn the principles and professional responsibilities of what doing good research implies. Participants will be exposed within a highly interactive environment to practical advice on how to deal with the challenging situations in which they may find themselves doing research within their own area of expertise, along with the latest standards, codes and policies in the responsible conduct of research both locally and on a global basis.

Any of the following five disciplinary areas can be picked to obtain a Certificate of Successful Completion: (A minimum of 2 hours spent working through the module of your choice is expected in order to receive a certificate)

1) Arts and humanities
2) Biomedical sciences
3) Engineering and technology
4) Natural and physical sciences
5) Social and behavioural sciences

Each module is made up of 4-5 hours of online content plus an optional 25-32 hours of associated activities which will cover, among other topics, real cases of Serious Research Misconduct such as Fabrication, Falsification, Plagiarism and Questionable Research Practices such as Failure to keep records, mismanagement of data, ghost or guest authorship, improper acknowledgements, improper practice in presenting data, imagery, raising false expectations, etc.

Core 2- Managing Research Grants, Contracts or Technical Services Agreements 
October 21, 1:00-3:00 pm, room 543/44 University Centre

Presenters: Barbara Crutchley (Office of Research Services) and Colin Nicholson (Budgets and Grants)

This session will focus on steps you have to take once you’ve received a notice of award.  Are you actually free to access funds immediately and what to do if you need early access?  We’ll provide information on managing your funds against the various terms and conditions agencies can have regarding allocation of funding and reporting requirements.  There will be information provided about eligible costs for Tri Agency funding.  

Core 3- Understanding Legal Terms of Research Contracts and Ensuring Compliance
November 24th, 1:00-3:00 pm, room 543/44 University Centre

Presenter: Lynne Hiebert (Fair Practices and Legal Affairs)

This session will include a brief overview of the Research Agreement Policy and Procedure and will review and explain the most commonly occurring provisions in research agreements including reporting, confidentiality, publication, intellectual property ownership and indemnification.    

Core 4 - IP Protection and Partnering with Industry 
January 20th, 1:00-3:00 pm, room 543/44 University Centre

Presenter: Darren Fast (Technology Transfer Office)

This session will cover how to identify technologies that may be patentable and/or suitable for commercial development.  There will also be discussion of how to attract and retain industry partners in collaborative research projects.

Optional Sessions

Option 1- Understanding International Partnerships at the UM: Developing Cooperation that Gets Results
February 10th, 1:00-3:00 pm, room 543/44 University Centre

Presenter: International Centre

University of Manitoba International Centre staff will provide a brief overview of the University of Manitoba’s International Strategy and what it means for individual faculty members and their teaching and research interests.   Participants will learn what institutional supports are available to assist them with achieving their international objectives and what steps to take in developing meaningful and sustainable international partnerships. 

Option 2 - Working with Affiliate Institutions 
March 10th, 1:00-3:00 pm, A474 Chown on the Bannatyne Campus

Presenters: Barbara Crutchley (Office of Research Services) and Lynne Hiebert (Fair Practices and Legal Affairs)

This session will help to prepare you for the issues faced when your project requires dealing with the different procedures of institutions and how you can manage them.  Advance preparation is key!  You will be provided with the reasons for the differences and best practices in successfully administering the project.

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Best Practices in Research Management Registration Form (pdf) 

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