We help researchers succeed by connecting them to a range of services and support, from preparing funding proposals and managing funds to conducting ethics reviews and facilitating opportunities for collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Research Support Services

Our expert team and extended support network delivers seamless service and access to specialized tools and resources for every stage of the research life cycle.

Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation

Office of Research Services (ORS)

The Office of Research Services provides professional administrative support and research facilitation services to researchers, including identifying funding opportunities, reviewing grant proposals, and ensuring compliance with research policies and ethics requirements.

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Behavioural Research Ethics Board (BREB)

The Behavioural Research Ethics Board (BREB) is responsible for reviewing research involving human subjects in procedures with potential invasions of privacy, including participation in questionnaires, interviews, observation, data linkage, secondary data use, deception, testing, video and audio taping.


University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO)

The University-Industry Liaison Office facilitates partnerships between researchers, industry, government and non-profit organizations, including relationship development, negotiating partnership agreements, and finding pathways for commercialization of UBC research discoveries.


Indigenous Research Support

The Indigenous Research Support Initiative (IRSI) develops resources and support for Indigenous-led, community-engaged research. Our Indigenous Community Liaison assists with enabling collaborative relationships and building better practices of engagement.


Other Research Support Units:

Research Finance

The Research Finance team is responsible for post-award financial administration of research and specific purpose project grants in compliance with funding agency, university and accounting policies.


Research Computing

Research Computing offers researchers a wide range of support and services including technical consultation and quotes for research grant applications, network and data security, access to HPC systems and storage, network accounts, hardware and software quotes, and installation.

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Centre for Scholarly Communication (CSC)

The Centre for Scholarly Communication (CSC) supports faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and staff throughout the research life cycle. The CSC provides one-on-one consultations, workshops, and other services in the following areas:

  • Research data management planning
  • cIRcle deposit of publications
  • Data deposit and citation management
Marjorie Mitchell
Research Services Librarian
250.807.9147 |  LIB240 marjorie.mitchell@ubc.ca
  • Writing academic publications
  • Copyright
  • Tri-Agency Open Access Policy
  • Journal hosting
  • Scholarly publishing
Lori Walter ScholarlyCommunication Librarian
250.807.8899 |  LIB238 lori.walter@ubc.ca

Online Tools and Resources:

Research Roadmap (Seven Steps)

Simple overview of the seven steps to research administration at UBC.

Research Information Systems (RISe)

Submit, manage and track research funding applications online.


UNIWeb is an academic workflow system and a local academic network.


UBC’s open-source, digital repository for research and teaching materials.


QReserve is a central research facility, equipment and services database.

UBC Subject Librarians

Consult with a UBC subject librarian.


Track and demonstrate research impact, find collaborators, etc.

Data Management Plan (DMP) Assistant

Step-by-step guide to preparing a data management plan.

Dataverse Scholars Portal

Open-source tool to deposit, share, and archive research data.


Web-based citation management program.