Research Centre

The Research Centre is the hub of all research activity at Athabasca University (AU). The centre serves as a resource and provides support for basic and applied research within the university.

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What we do

We work with researchers throughout their research project lifecycle, from proposal development to finishing a project.

Lifecycle

To facilitate and promote AU research activities, we provide assistance with:

  • publicizing prospective funding sources
  • the development of academic-industry partnerships
  • the preparation and submission of research grant applications
  • the management of grant/award funding
    • financial monitoring and accounting
    • recruitment and hiring of research-related personnel
    • set up and execution of contracts
    • submission of required financial reports to research sponsors
  • the processing of ethics review for research involving humans and animals
  • the planning and hosting of research-related events

We also provide administrative support to various committees charged with the adjudication of applications for internal research funding.

Learn more about how we can help and Research Centre staff.

Featured Researcher

Dr. Mickey Vallee, AU's Canada Research Chair in Community, Identity, and Digital Media is researching and exploring bioacoustics — the science of how organisms produce sound.

Sound is not the representation of life. It is life itself, the pure raw data of living systems.”
Dr. Mickey Vallee

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Research Highlights

Research Centre Orientation

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Updated September 19 2018 by Research