Other Considerations and Resources

Conducting International Research

The Office of Research Services offers a number of resources to researchers (faculty, staff and students) interested in conducting research internationally.

Technology Support

Computing and Communications Services

CCS provides core IT services to the greater campus community. These include internet connectivity, a campus wide integrated email and calendaring systemtelephony infrastructure, software distribution, development of single sign-on technology, learning resources, and more.

Office of the CIO/Chief Librarian - IT Security

Offers security-related IT services such as an Encryption Service, Vulnerability Assessment Service, and security awareness.

Infrastructure

Physical Resources

Physical Resources builds, operates and maintains the physical assets of the University and provides quality customer oriented services that support the needs of the University community.  Physical Resources can assist researchers requiring renovations to laboratory space or the construction of new buildings.

Machining Service

The Machine Shop

We are here to help facilitate research and teaching across campus from surgical equipment to Mars rovers. We can help you to design, create or modify existing equipment. We have many years of experience to be pulled upon for your current and future projects.

Finance

Research Financial Services

Research Financial Services will provide assistance and guidance to meet the financial administrative requirements of sponsored research awards.

Research Financial Services will set up accounts, deposit cheques, and prepare financial reports for research awards while supporting the University community by ensuring compliance with University policies and procedures, government regulations, and the requirements of all research sponsors.

Laboratory Safety

Laboratory personnel including employees, students and visitors are exposed to potential hazards unique to laboratory settings and hazardous materials each and every day.  In order to address the health, safety and environmental challenges specific to the laboratories, a Laboratory Safety Program has been developed by Environmental Health and Safety.

Data Access, Collection, and Analysis

Guelph Branch Research Data Centre

The Branch Research Data Centre (BRDC) at the University of Guelph is a branch of Statistics Canada’s Research Data Centres (RDCs) that offer Canada's research community secure access to detailed microdata in universities across the country.

Staffed by Statistics Canada analysts, RDCs operate in accordance with the confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act and are accessible only to researchers with approved projects and security clearance.

Data Resource Centre

The Data Resource Centre (DRC) is the central repository on campus for numeric/statistical and geospatial data. The DRC also provides Geographic Information System (GIS) and data analysis support as well as web surveys support.

CCS - Online Surveys

The Online Surveys Service allows you to create, publish, and manage surveys using either the Qualtrics or LimeSurvey product.

Library - Data Management

The Library can assist  with data management needs by identifying secure storage, recommending appropriate metadata practices, and consulting with you about external data repositories.  The Library is pleased to help researchers develop a full data management strategy for their research projects.

Library - Publishing Support

The Library offers support with publishing, author rights, and copyright consultation services for faculty and graduate students.

Traditional publishing models may require the signing over of author’s rights to the publisher. Authors could lose the right to use their work in future research, share work freely with others, self-archive work, or post it to their personal website.

The Library can help authors with:

  • Identifying and choosing a journal (or alternative publication format) in which to publish
  • Understanding the differences (and advantages/disadvantages) between traditional publishing models and open access, including self-archiving
  • Understanding copyright from the perspective of an author and your rights as an author (including why you would want to retain those rights)
  • Points that you should negotiate with publishers in order to protect your author rights
  • Identifying and working with progressive publishers (those that allow authors to retain their copyright)