Best Practices in Research Management
This workshop series is offered for new UM faculty in order to provide a broad understanding of the requirements and institutional obligations in carrying out research and development at UM. It is organized and sponsored by the VP Research and International Office.
Core requirements are completion of 4 core sessions and 1 from the optional sessions over a two year period. Faculty members who complete the requirements will receive a letter of acknowledgement for use in their tenure and promotion file.
Core sessions Core 1: Research Integrity
This session can be completed at any time by registering through UMLearn.
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)
- Arts and humanities
- Biomedical sciences
- Engineering and technology
- Natural and physical sciences
- Social and behavioural sciences
Each module is made up of 4 to 5 hours of online content plus an optional 25 to 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.)
Login, choose Self-Register, choose Research Integrity.
Core sessions Core 2: Managing Research Grants, Contracts or Technical Services Agreements
Oct. 16, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm
Core 2 through 5 in the workshop series are presented via video conference, beginning in fall 2020.
- Tracy Mohr, Director, Research Grants, Research Services
- UM Financial Services
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? Information on managing research funds against the various terms and conditions agencies can have regarding allocation of funding and reporting requirements will be provided as well as eligible costs for Tri-Agency funding.
Core sessions Core 3: Understanding Legal Terms of Research Contracts and Ensuring Compliance
Nov. 20, 2020, 1:00-3:00 pm
- Lynne Hiebert, Legal Counsel, UM Office of 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 sessions Core 4: Converting Research into Innovation - Intellectual Property and Partnering with Industry
Jan. 15, 2021, 1:00-3:00 pm
- Darren Fast, Director, Partnerships & Innovation
This session will cover how research advances can lead to economic development including a discussion on the various types of intellectual property and how to identify and capture value from them. There will also be discussion of how to attract and retain industry partners in collaborative research projects.
Optional sessions Option 1: International Centre - Comprehensive Support & Services for International Activities
Feb. 12, 2021, 1:00-3:00 pm
UM’s International Centre will provide an overview of their services for faculty, staff and students supporting teaching, research and service. Session topics include partnership development, the international agreement process and how the centre supports registered students from pre‐arrival to graduation.
Optional sessions Option 2: Understanding Research Ethics and Privacy Legislation
Mar. 12, 2021, 1:00-3:00 pm and
Mar. 26, 2021, 1:00-3:00 pm
- Shelly Rempel-Rossum, Research Ethics Board Coordinator, UM Research Ethics and Compliance (March 12 only)
- Pinar Eskicioglu, Human Ethics Coordinator, UM Research Ethics and Compliance (March 26 only)
- Karen Meelker, Access and Privacy Officer, UM Privacy and Access Office (March 12 and 26)
These sessions will include a brief overview of research ethics and privacy legislation, including helpful tips and best practices to ensure compliance with provincial privacy laws (PHIA and FIPPA) and federal (TCPS) guidelines. Participants will learn more about the Research Ethics Board timelines and how to create a well prepared ethics submission.
Core 1 can be completed any time by registering through UM Learn. Select "Self-Registration", then "Research Integrity".
Register for core sessions 2, 3 or 4 or optional sessions
Office of the Vice-President (Research and International)
Room 202 Administration Building
66 Chancellor's Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada