Forms, Policies and Guidelines

Integrity in Research and Scholarship Policy

Including (but not limited to) academic freedom, integrity in scholarly research, conflict of interest, fraud or misconduct, possible breaches of conduct, confidentiality, investigating allegations and promoting awareness and education

Research Proposals and Agreements Policy

Including (but not limited to) responsibilities (VPA, DRGS, principal investigator, researchers), research proposals and administrative procedures

Research Groups, Institutes and Centres Policy

Overview of research groups, institutes and centres; the policies and guidelines

Guidelines for Research Grant Holders

Overview of information for grant holders such as (but not limited to) account opening, research ethics, reporting to external funders,  protecting intellectual property, nondisclosure agreements and patents and commercialization

Use of Residual NSERC and SSHRC Funds Policy

NSERC and SSHRC grants that have ended and have not been renewed or extended may have residual balances. Under certain circumstances determined by their Finance and Awards Administration Division, NSERC and SSHRC allow residual funds from prior years to be retained by an institution

Handbook for Visiting Scholars

Handbook for visiting faculty, scholars and students including (but not limited to) office space, CBU ID card, library access, research policies, research ethics board, animal care committee, disclosure of research  and human resources policies

Research Assistant Employment Policy

Overview of research assistant wages, allowable hours, contracts and time sheets and employer contributions

Non-disclosure Agreement/IP Schedule for Research Assistants

Including (but not limited to) research assistant employment, intellectual property and confidentiality

Student Employment Policy and Guidelines

Guidelines for Hiring Students

Student Intellectual Property Policy

Guidelines and regulations around intellectual property (IP) related to works created by CBU students as part of their course work as well as when they are employed to conduct research

Guidelines for Internal Research Grants

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies supports various forms of research and scholarly activity by awarding internal grants of up to $8,000 per calendar year through the Research Assistance Committee of Senate. 

Internal Start-Up Research Grant Guidelines

New faculty members are eligible for a one-time grant of $2,000 within the first two years of tenure-track appointment.

Internal Conference Support Grant Guidelines

Request to host a conference, apply for funding and provide promotional material for the Research Office



Tanya Brann-Barrett
Associate Vice-President, Academic & Research

Office: B-212

Phone: 902.563.1843