Have a question? Check here first!

Here you will find a list of Frequently Asked Questions that might just have the answer you are looking for. Don’t see what you’re looking for or have a question you think should be added here? Contact a member of the team at the Research Office.


What does the Research Office do?

The MSVU Research Office supports faculty research and scholarship through consultation, outreach, grant writing and development, communication and storytelling, guidance on satisfying ethics in research practice, and partnering to support successful research initiatives.


How can I learn more about or apply to Internal grants?

Processes related to internal grants are the responsibility of the Committee on Research and Publications and are overseen by the Research Office. Deadlines to apply and grant instructions and application forms are found on the Internal Grants webpage. For assistance, contact Veronica Bacher, Research Grants Coordinator.


I have successfully received a grant (internal or external). How do I access the funds needed to do the research?

To access your funds, funded researchers at MSVU must complete a Release of Funds Agreement form. This form confirms that you have a successful award and have the necessary approval from the Research Ethics Board to begin research-related activities.


I’m starting a research project, how do I submit my project for ethics review?

All research ethics forms and applications are found online. If you have any questions please contact Brenda Gagné, Research Ethics Coordinator.


How do I know if I need ethics approval?

All research conducted by MSVU faculty (full and part-time), post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, external and visiting researchers, and staff must submit an application to the Research Ethics Board (REB). If you believe that your project does not require ethical approval, you must still submit an REB Exemption Request (REB.FORM.016).  All research ethics forms and applications are found online.


How can I stay up to date with the latest research news?

The Research Office’s monthly updates can be found in the Research Bulletin. To be added to the distribution list, please email research@msvu.ca.

For the latest news and events, follow us on social media: