Opportunities and support
The UM research enterprise - made up of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and research technicians - is supported and enhanced by access to specialized training, funding and services available through the administrative reporting units of the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International).
Research trainee opportunities
UM undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have many opportunities to work and learn under the formal supervision of independent researchers. Prospective trainees can enhance their research skills through scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, creative work in music, architecture and art and research in the applied, natural and health sciences.
Faculty, students, post-doctoral fellows and research technicians have access to specialized training, funding and services through close working relationships with various faculties, research organizations, governments and business partners.
Research administration tools
Research Administration System Project
The Research Administration System (RAS) project will integrate more than 100 forms—including the Funding Application Approval Form (FAAF)—animal and human ethics, contracts and internal grants (and all the associated attachments), with reviews and approvals happening within RAS.
The project began in 2018, with identification of the need to move to an improved business workflow for research administration, that will meet the needs of PIs as well as those reviewing and approving proposals. Phase 1 includes Human Ethics (Fort Garry) with a targeted early 2021 launch.
What is the Research Administration System Project?
- The research administration system project will integrate UM research forms, required research protocols and workflow for Principal Investigators (PIs). Electronic forms will flow from creation to completion, through one electronic system, along the approval process.
- A single sign-on software system will operate as paperless, one-stop, workflow process for approvers (Deans, Associate Deans Research, Research Liaison Officers, Department Heads) and research administrators (Research Grants Officers, Contracts Coordinator, Human Ethics Officer, Animal Care Coordinator).
- The system will integrate more than 100 research administration forms (including the Funding Application Approval Form-FAAF), animal ethics, human ethics, contracts and internal grants, with all of the associated attachments). Review and approval workflow is integrated into the system.
- The system will provide pre- and post-award management (including internal review) and workflow for grants and contracts.
- The context sensitive feature of the software means a PI will only see the fields requiring completion; the user experience is uncluttered for the PI and research administrators won’t receive incomplete forms with unpopulated fields.
Why is the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) undertaking this project?
- The handling of grants, contracts and protocols currently consists primarily of paper-based/PDF processes that are not efficient.
- After reviewing current processes, the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) embarked on a project to implement an easy to use system that will allow PIs to track their submissions from creation to completion; it integrates document management and workflow eliminating the need for paper copies/PDF and physical signatures.
When will it be implemented?
- Phase I of the project includes human ethics (Fort Garry) and is targeting an early 2021 launch.
- Details of the project timeline including phase II (Animal Care) and phase III (Grants and Contracts) will be shared as the project progresses.
How can I find out about project updates?
- Project updates, training opportunities and other related information will appear in this section as the project progresses. Please check back regularly.
Important information related to Research Manitoba, the RITHIM project and health research reviews and approvals
- Research Improvements Through Harmonization in Manitoba (RITHIM) is a provincial initiative being delivered through Research Manitoba in response to recommendations approved by the Manitoba Government.
- Once implemented, the Committee for Harmonized Health Impact, Privacy and Ethics Review (CHIPER) will be the new harmonized review committee responsible for the review of ethics, privacy, and operational impact for health research in Manitoba.
- The University of Manitoba and Research Manitoba are partnering to adopt the same software system.
- Please visit Research Manitoba for more details of the RITHIM project.
My Research Tools
My Research Tools (MRT) is a set of web applications designed for UM researchers that provide the following opportunities:
- Access to funding opportunities
- Share your research expertise
- Seek potential collaborators
- Manage your project information online
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