The purpose of this section is to share with faculty and staff various tools and resources which may facilitate their research endeavours and assist them with securing funding for their research initiatives. As there may be many other resources available to researchers, depending on their area(s) of interest, the resources identified here are not intended to be a comprehensive list, but rather are meant to provide a starting point.
Resources available include, but are not limited to:
- Canadian Council of Academies, 2010. Honesty, Accountability and Trust: Fostering Research Integrity in Canada.
- Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)
- Guide to Research Services and Conducting Research at Athabasca University (PDF - 8.15MB)
- Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct Of Research
Other Research Centre tools available to assist faculty and staff with their research include:
- copies of data analysis software for conducting quantitative research (SPSS statistical software) as well as qualitative research (Nvivo) which can be taken out on loan (Note: copies are limited and will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis)
- an “In-House” Online Survey Tool (PHP Surveyor) is also available to researchers (Please contact the Research Centre for further details.)
Another noteworthy resource is AUSpace, which is an open access, digital content repository created by the AU Library to showcase scholarly work conducted at AU, to promote excellence in research in the form of an “expert’s web”, and to promote and actualize Open Access. The repository can accommodate many genres (learning objects, documents, datasets, and images) and formats (text, audio, video, images) and provides stable long-term storage and preservation needed to house these digital products. Staff can create their own personal e-portfolios within the repository or link to AUSpace from personal or centre web page profile or vice versa. In addition, it may be a useful tool in facilitating research collaboration by assisting faculty and staff with finding colleagues within the AU community who are conducting similar types of research on which they may wish to collaborate, as well as for keeping their publication record up to date. Faculty and staff can search (Google searchable) and browse the collections and content of AUSpace. To find out what AU faculty and staff research interests are we encourage you to visit AUSpace.
- AUCC Scholarships
- Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Science
- IIQM - International Institute for Qualitative Methodology
- Social Science Research Network
- Indirect Costs Program
- Fiscal Year 2014 (PDF - 128KB)
Student & Academic Services - Last Updated June 30, 2014