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Athabasca University

AU Research Portal

The Athabasca University Research Portal allows researchers to collaborate with team members and administrators, and provides central processing for all research-related applications.

All research applications must be submitted through the Research Portal for review and approval:

  • Research Ethics Board applications for approval of research projects involving human participants
  • internal funding applications
  • external funding applications

The portal also allows you to track your applications as they move through the approval process.

Accessing the Research Portal

You must have a Research Portal account to access the portal. You can create an account if you don’t have one.

If you are using the portal for the first time, or if it has been a while since you used it, please review the instructions specific to your situation before you begin your application or review.

How to log in

  1. Go to the Research Portal
  2. Enter your username (your email address) and password.
  3. Click the “Login” button.

Lost password

If you have forgotten your password, enter your email address in the username field and click the “Reset Password” button. You will receive an email from with the subject line “Re: Researcher Portal Registration Confirmation.” If you do not receive this email, check your spam filters.

  1. Copy the confirmation code in the email, and follow the link provided. The confirmation code is for one-time use only.
  2. Paste the code into the “Confirmation code” box.
    • If your confirmation code doesn’t work, make sure there is no space before or after the code.
      Confirmation Code
  3. Choose a password that meets the following minimum requirements:
    • 8–16 characters long
    • 1 uppercase letter (A–Z)
    • 1 lowercase letter (a–z)
    • 1 number (0–9)
  4. Re-enter your password in the “Confirm Password” box.
  5. Click the “Confirm” button.

Updated March 14 2018 by Research

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