March 20, 2015

Programs & Events

Partnering with the Pharmaceutical Industry

Sponsored by TEC Edmonton

Want to learn about current trends, technology, and how to partner with the pharmaceutical industry?

Three of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies – Genzyme, Merck, and Johnson & Johnson – will be exploring those topics and more at an open panel discussion hosted by TEC Edmonton and the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine.

Relationships with the pharmaceutical industry remain an important opportunity for health researchers.  Through these relationships, opportunities for collaboration emerge, roles for researchers as key-opinion leaders are developed and translational/commercial advancement is achieved.

Date: March 26, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Networking (coffee & muffins)
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. “How to Partner with the Pharmaceutical Industry”
Location: Clinical Sciences Building, Room 2-193

Click HERE to register.

Dr. McCorkle poster

uPNR Occasional Lecture Series

Ayurveda Philosophy in Health Care

Speaker: Rahki Chandra, Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)

Ayurveda, the indigenous medical system of India dates back 5000 years in its codified form, where, ‘Health’ is considered as an ultimatum of mind, body, spirit and social well being. Treatments are designed to retain this balance and with no secondary complications, where, role of Physician, Caretaker (Nurse) and therapies are equally important. Ayurvedic Philosophy of health care incorporates wisdom of medicine combining with compassionate care for patient.

Rakhi Chandra, former Research Officer in Centre of Excellence for Ayurvedic Research, India, will share how the philosophy and principles of Ayurveda well complement the holistic care. Come join the presentation and discussion.

Date: April 23, 2015
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: ECHA 5-001

Panel on SSHRC Research-Creation

What is it?
What does SSHRC seek?
What can it be?

Featuring contributions from:

  • Gavin Renwick
  • Natalie Loveless
  • Sean Caulfield
  • Marina Endicott

Date: April 23, 2015
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Gavin Renwick’s Studio (IND), UofA North Campus

Seating is limited.  To register for a ticket, click HERE.

View SSHRC’s definition of Research-Creation HERE.

Undergraduate Research Initiative

Making the Most of Your [UndedSummer Research

Starting a summer research project? Join us for this panel discussion to learn about strategies and resources to help you make the most of your research experience! We’ll discuss topics such as:

  • Establishing a productive relationship with your supervisor
  • Understanding research ethics and what’s expected of you as a student
  • Where to find help at various stages of your project: funding, library resources, writing, data analysis, and presentation skills
  • What you can do with your summer research – publication and presentation opportunities

This session is appropriate for students from any discipline, and we welcome your questions about any aspect of the research process!

Date: April 28, 2015
Time: 12:05 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Location: 2-100 SUB (CAPS Resource Centre)

Click HERE to register for free.

Important Announcements

Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications

Policy Objective

The objective of this policy is to improve access to the results of Agency-funded research, and to increase the dissemination and exchange of research results. All researchers, regardless of funding support, are encouraged to adhere to this policy.

Policy Statement

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

Grant recipients are required to ensure that any peer-reviewed journal publications arising from Agency-supported research are freely accessible within 12 months of publication. Recipients can do this through one of the following routes:

  1. Online Repositories
    Grant recipients can deposit their final, peer-reviewed manuscript into an institutional or disciplinary repository that will make the manuscript freely accessible within 12 months of publication. It is the responsibility of the grant recipient to determine which publishers allow authors to retain copyright and/or allow authors to archive journal publications in accordance with funding agency policies.
  2. Journals
    Grant recipients can publish in a journal that offers immediate open access or that offers open access on its website within 12 months. Some journals require authors to pay article processing charges (APCs) to make manuscripts freely available upon publication. The cost of publishing in open access journals is an eligible expense under the Use of Grant Funds.

These routes to open access are not mutually exclusive. Researchers are strongly encouraged to deposit a copy of the final, peer-reviewed manuscript into an accessible online repository immediately upon publication, even if the article is freely available on the journal’s website.

Grant recipients must acknowledge Agency contributions in all peer-reviewed publications, quoting the funding reference number (e.g. FRN, Application ID).

Publication-related Research Data

CIHR only

Recipients of CIHR funding are required to adhere with the following responsibilities:

  • Deposit bioinformatics, atomic, and molecular coordinate data into the appropriate public database (e.g. gene sequences deposited in GenBank) immediately upon publication of research results. Please refer to the Annex for examples of research outputs and the corresponding publicly accessible repository or database.
  • Retain original data sets for a minimum of five years after the end of the grant (or longer if other policies apply).This applies to all data, whether published or not. The grant recipient’s institution and research ethics board may have additional policies and practices regarding the preservation, retention, and protection of research data that must be respected.

Implementation Date

  • CIHR
    For research funded in whole or in part by CIHR, this policy applies to all grants awarded January 1, 2008 and onward. While not required, researchers holding grants that were awarded prior to January 1, 2008 are encouraged to adhere to the requirements of this policy.
    For research funded in whole or in part by NSERC or SSHRC, this policy applies to all grants awarded May 1, 2015 and onward. While not required, researchers holding grants that were awarded prior to May 1, 2015 are encouraged to adhere to the requirements of this policy.

Compliance with the Policy

Grant recipients are reminded that by accepting Agency funds they have accepted the terms and conditions of the grant or award as set out in the Agencies’ policies and guidelines. In the event of an alleged breach of Agency policy, the Agency may take steps outlined in accordance with the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research to deal with the allegation. For research funded by the Agencies, the Institution shall enable researchers to comply with the Tri-Agency Open Access Publication Policy, as amended from time to time.

Additional Information

Various resources to assist researchers in complying with this policy can be found in the Toolbox.

Further information regarding how to comply with the open access policy can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions.

CIHR Barer-Flood Prize for Health Services and Policy Research

This career achievement award honours and recognizes an exceptional researcher in the area of health services and policy research who has created an influential body of work that has had a substantial impact on health services and policy research, policy and/or care delivery.

The prize consists of $25,000 in research grant funding.
A nominee must:

  • be an independent researcher;
  • be registered at an eligible institution;
  • have at least 10 years of experience as an independent investigator and currently hold a full-time position within a Canadian academic, hospital, not-for-profit or governmental institution or affiliated research institution.

Do you know the next Barer-Flood Prize Winner?  Click HERE to nominate a colleague today!

Application deadline: May 1, 2015

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