This webpage is a resource to help researchers safeguard their research and scholarly activity. This pulls together U of G-specific resources and information alongside guides produced by the U15 and the Government and Canada, and covers issues such as mitigating economic and/or geopolitical risks in sensitive research, travel and cybersecurity, export controls and working with controlled goods.
Commercialization Policy and Framework
University of Guelph is committed to knowledge and technology transfer as part of its mission to Improve Life. The Commercialization Policy and accompanying framework provides faculty, staff, and students with information, resources and guidance to help them protect, manage and commercialize intellectual property from U of G-related research.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Research
Resources and information to help support the integration of EDI considerations into the design and management of research.
Conducting International Research
The Research Services Office offers a number of resources to researchers (faculty, staff and students) interested in conducting research internationally.
Computing and Communications Services (CCS)
CCS provides core IT services to the greater campus community. These include internet connectivity, a campus wide integrated email and calendaring system, telephony infrastructure, software distribution, development of single sign-on technology, learning resources, and more.
CCS Information Security
Offers security-related IT services such as an Encryption Service, Vulnerability Assessment Service, and security awareness.
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.
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.
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 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.
University of Guelph Research Data Management (RDM) Strategy
Effective research data management (RDM) is an emerging international best practice that improves the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse (where appropriate) of research data. This page provides information on the process and progress toward creation of a University of Guelph RDM strategy.
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.
Library – Working with Data
The library can assist with data collection, cleaning & preparation, analysis, visualization, and depositing) and working with GIS and text analysis.
CCS - Gartner Core Research Portal
Gartner is the global leader in providing accurate and current research for the technology industry. Providing help to staff, students and faculty to translate complex IT issues to comprehensive advice and meaningful analysis, as well as educating on anticipated issues, Gartner can help you make smarter and faster decisions.
Each member of the University can build a personal library of Gartner IT reports, research, and webinars through the myGartner dashboard.
CCS - Online Surveys
The Online Surveys Service allows you to create, publish, and manage surveys using the Qualtrics product.
Library – Research Data Management
The Library can assist with all aspects of Research Data Management (RDM), including writing Data Management Plans (DMPs).
Library – Publishing Support
- Traditional scholarly publishing outlets may require authors to sign over their rights to the publisher, thereby losing their right to use their work in future, share it freely with others, self-archive it, or post it to their personal website
The Library can help faculty & graduate student authors with:
- Understanding author rights (copyright and publisher agreements)
- Open Access Publishing and Self-Archiving in a repository as Knowledge Mobilization/Research dissemination strategies
- Tracking your research impact and the importance of an ORCID iD