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.
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.
Updated August 30 2017 by Student & Academic Services