Services & Divisions

Business Development Office

Catalyst Centre

enhances Canadian society by assisting the commercialization of inventions and discoveries produced by the U of G.

Guelph OMAFRA Partnership


The agreement between the University of Guelph and the OMAFRA, attracts a critical mass of research expertise to the University.

Services & Divisions

The Office of Research provides services to help further the research capability of the university.

Advanced Analysis Centre
The Advanced Analysis Centre is a group of high-end specialized research laboratories; NMR, x-ray diffraction and scattering, microscopy imaging, fermentation, mass spectrometry and genomics. The Centre provides an unequalled range of capabilities for research and advanced education at the interface of the physical and biological sciences. The AAC is located in the Science Complex and welcomes users from academia, government and industry.

Animal Care Services
Animal Care Services provides leadership in quality animal care. This unit facilitates the needs and assists the endeavours of researchers. It teaches the principles of animals use, management and regulation.

Catalyst Centre
The Catalyst Centre identifies and protects intellectual property for commercialization. This unit develops business opportunities through research contracts, patenting and licensing, and transfers research results from the University of Guelph to industry.

Laboratory Services
Laboratory Services (LS) is a multi-faceted analytical and diagnostic laboratory which serves a broad range of agri-food and veterinary clients within commercial, academia and government sectors on a fee-for-service basis.

OMAFRA Research Programs
The University of Guelph manages research and education programs and related facilities, supported through an annual $54-million allocation from the Ontario Government.

OMAFRA Research Stations and Campus Animal Facilities
The Office of Research manages the OMAF and MRA research stations and our Campus Animal Facilities.

Research Financial Services
This unit administers the financial aspects of research accounts, intellectual property accounts and infrastructure accounts.

Research Communications
Research Communications promotes research activity at the University to a wide variety of stakeholders. Research Communications employs students for several initiatives:

SPARK - Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge

SURG - Studies by Undergraduate Researchers at Guelph

Project Soy - an annual contest that harnesses students' creative power to develop new products and marketing strategies for soybeans.

Research Infrastructure Programs - This unit administers and assists with the submission of applications to infrastructure programs. (LOF, LEF, ERA, RE, IOF)

Research Support Services - Contracts and Grants
The Director, Research Support Services provides support for researchers throughout proposal and application processes. 

Research Ethics
The Research Ethics Office provides support for research involving human participants.

International Research
International Research provides support for international opportunities and research.

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