Office of Research Services (ORS)

Strategic Research Plan 2021-2025

The Brandon University Strategic Research Plan 2021-2025 describes the vision for research at Brandon University based on Research Principles, Priorities, and Themes.

The plan includes data reports and an action plan to guide strategy.

Read the Plan

COVID-19 Research Information

The COVID-19 Research Information page includes a set of guidelines for undertaking research at Brandon University, research support programs, and relevant links.

The main functions of the ORS are to:

  • Provide researchers with access to information about national and provincial research funding programs;
  • Act as a liaison between the institution and funding agencies/organizations, advising researchers of changes in funding programs, new opportunities, associated guidelines, regulatory requirements, application procedures, and new initiatives;
  • Advise researchers on the preparation of funding applications;
  • Review and approve applications intended for submission to external funding agencies and organizations, ensuring adherence to both internal and external policies and procedures, this includes contracts, letters of intent, etc.;
  • Sign-off on all external research applications and contracts. The Provost & Vice-President (Academic) is the formal institutional signing authority for all research applications and contracts. The Provost’s signature acknowledges that the institution supports the project and agrees to administer the funding;
  • Provide electronic approval and transmission of web-based applications to the external funding source;
  • Provide training opportunities, information sessions, and networking events;
  • Assist in developing partnerships and collaborations with external stakeholders; and
  • Ensure compliance with institutional and funder policies, including human ethics, animal care, and biosafety policies.