Research Resources


All research involving human subjects must be approved by the Brandon University Research Ethics Committee (BUREC). A non-exhaustive list is available from BUREC for research that does not require ethics approval along with the BUREC exemption inquiry form.

Organizations outside of the university, such as RHA’s, may have their own ethics board and require a review in addition to the BUREC review. Some resources for ethics are provided below.

Tips for Clearing Ethics
Prairie Mountain Health Authority
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Northern Regional Health Authority

Funding Opportunities

A Health Studies Research Grant is available to Primary Investigators who are tenured and tenure track faculty in Health Studies.  For more information please go to the attached link.

Smaller funding opportunities (updated May 2014)

Budget resources for grant writing

Tips on creating a budget for a research grant proposal
Payroll Estimator

Miscellaneous Resources

Mentors– Several faculty members with expertise in publishing, grant writing, ethics application, and expertise in specific methodology have agreed to mentor other faculty members.

Lending library – The Research Unit has a lending library. A list of books can be found here.

Presentations/Posters -Several resources are available for developing presentations and posters.

Publishing – Not all journals are created equal! A journal impact factor or an eigenfactor can help a researcher choose which journal they would like to be published in. A list of journal impact factors and eigenfactors can be found here.

Writing is often time consuming and many researchers find it difficult to stay on task. Tips and tricks for scholarly writing from the 2015 REBU conference can be found here. 

Canadian Institutes of Health Research have adopted a Open Access Policy. You can learn more about what this means to you here.

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