Research Handbook
In support of research in the Department of Surgery, the Research Handbook was designed to assist new and established surgeon-researchers in the conduct of research.  The Handbook supports the University of Manitoba and affiliated hospitals policies and procedures regarding the development and administration of sponsored research.  Links have been referenced throughout the Handbook to help ensure information is kept current with the various departments and hospitals.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section 1: Research CV
Section 2: Research Compliance
Section 3: Research Fund/Account
Section 4: Resources
Section 5: Research Integrity
Section 6: Find Funding 

Canadian Common CV
When applying for a grant -- federal, provincial, non-government or local -- one of the first steps is to complete a common CV.   

The Canadian Common CV (CCV) allows researchers to enter their CV data once and output it in formats suitable for submissions to CCV network member organizations (i.e. CIHR).  The CCV Network is a partnership of federal, provincial and non-governmental research granting agencies.

Step one is to create an account on the CCV website.  Once your account is set-up, under CV (located on the second line of the top menu) - select Generic and begin to input your data from your University CV.  This will take some time to complete depending upon the length of your CV.  If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the Surgery Research & Graduate Office.

Important Note: You will need to also maintain your University CV for academic purposes.  The CCV is for grant purposes. 

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TCPS 2 Tutorial Course in Research Ethics (CORE)
For any research study requiring ethic approval, you will need this course to be compliant with the Research Ethics Boards.  The estimated time to complete the course is 3 to 5 hours.  Remember to register so that you will get a printable certificate at the end.

Animal User Trainer Course
All investigators and personnel involved in animal-based research must complete this course.  The didactic component is delivered on-line and mandatory for all personnel to update themselves in the didactic core components of the training program once every five years.  New personnel must complete the animal user training course (online) before they can begin their animal work. Established personnel who have completed the full course within the past five years may choose one of two education session options (see Education and Training under Office of Research Ethics & Compliance webpages through the University of Manitoba website).

Office of Research Ethics
All research projects involving humans conducted at, or under the auspices of the University of Manitoba, require prior ethics review and approval by a Research Ethics Board (REB).  They meet every month except in July.  Deadline is two-weeks prior to their meeting date (posted at their office location and online).  It will be important to review both the Research Ethics Guidelines and Submission Requirements prior to starting your research project.  The REB Office provides excellent educational resources to help researchers with the submission process including a Researchers Training Manual and an overview of Common Submission Pitfalls.

P126 - 770 Bannatyne Avenue
Pathology Building
Winnipeg, MB   R3E 0W3

Phone:  (204) 789-3255
Fax:      (204) 789-3414

University Research Policy
All research projects involving animals conducted at, or under the auspices of the University of Manitoba must adhere to the policies and guidelines for proper care and handling of animals in research.  The Protocol Management & Review Committee meets monthly except in July (meeting dates available online through their website).  Deadline for submission of protocols is two-weeks prior to their meeting date.   It will be important to review the Animal Care Overiew and Compliance Guidelines prior to starting your research project.

It is recommended that, for new research involving chronic animal models, investigators meet with veterinary staff to review anticipated procedures before submitting a protocol for approval:

Fort Garry Campus
208 - 194 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3T 2N2

Phone:   (204) 474-6402
Fax:        (204) 269 7173

General enquiries may be made to: veterinaryservices@umanitoba.ca 

In-Hospital Research
All research taking place in a hospital requires administrative approval:

Health Sciences Centre - Department of Research
Contact the Protocol Officer at 204-787-4968

St Boniface Hospital - SBH Research Office
Contact the Administrative Manager at 204-258-1044

Contact the administrative office(s) responsible for research protocols for their hospital
Children's Hospital
Concordia Hospital
Seven Oaks Hospital
Victoria Hospital

Biological Safety Permits & Approval
Every new investigator involved in basic sciences needs to apply for a biosafety permit through the Environmental Health & Safety OfficeAn overview regarding the program, permits, training and the requirements for investigators is available through this site including applicable forms.

Environmental Health & Safety Office
T249 Basic Sciences Building
Bannatyne Campus

Phone:  (204) 789-3477   Aboriginal Health Research
If an investigator is planning a research activity specifically involving aboriginal health, he/she will need evidence that they have been involved with the process of developing the research project and dissemination plan.

The Manitoba Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR) Program is an available resources for indigenous health researchers and contributions to the development of a sustainable and collaborative research environment for First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities in Manitoba.

Office of Research Services
The Max Rady College of Medicine in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences provides assistance to faculty researchers through this office.

Temporary Location
P309 Pathology Building
770 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg Manitoba   R3E 0W3

Phone: (204) 789.3672
Fax:     (204) 975-7780

www.umanitoba.ca/research/ors

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University of Manitoba
A Funding Application Form (FAAF) must be completed and submitted to the Office of Research Services. Awardees must also complete the UM-FOP Checklist and submit along with their FAAF to the Department of Surgery Research & Graduate Office for the Department Head signature.

Once the FAAF is approved, their office will arrange with University of Manitoba Grants & Accounts to set up the FOP.  When the awardee receives an email notification from the Grants & Accounts office containing the Fund (FOP) number, the Department of Surgery Research & Graduate Office must be notified for the award to be released.

Other Institutions
Application forms for Concordia Hospital Foundation, Health Sciences Centre, Pan Am Clinic, St Boniface Hospital or Victoria General Hospital are available through their individual research offices.  Awardees must also complete the Surgery Grant Account Steps and submit to the Department of Surgery Research & Graduate Office.

Once the awardee receives an email notification from the institution's finance office containing the account number, the Department of Surgery Research & Graduate Office must be notified for the award to be released.

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Centre for Healthcare Innovation
The George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) provides a team of experts in multiple fields to support researchers at the University of Manitoba.  The Centre offers biostatistical, consulting and online resources.

Third Floor, Chown Building
Bannatyne Campus
753 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3E 0T6
Phone:  (204) 594-5391
Fax:      (204) 594-5394
Email:     info@chimb.ca

Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Pediatric Research
Assistance for pediatric research projects is available through the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba.  This includes supporting basic science research, a clinical research unit and Biostatistical Consulting Service.

REDcap
Research Electronic Data Capture (REDcap) is a secure, web application designed to support data capture for reserach studies.  CHI provides researchers with a highly secure, centralized, audited environment to store, manage and analyze research data.
Research Facilitator
Dr. Jodie Smith, Research Facilitator, through the Vice Dean-Research office in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, supports the growth and development of research activity in the medical sciences community. She will assist researchers who wish to apply for grant funding offering feedback on grant applications; assist with Knowledge Translation strategies; act as a liaison between individuals, teams, departments; etc.

309 Pathology Building
Bannatyne Campus
Winnipeg Manitoba R3E 0W3

Phone:  (204) 977-5643
Fax:      (204) 789-3942
E-mail:   Jodi.Smith@umanitoba.ca

My Research Tools 
This is a set of web applications designed for University of Manitoba Researchers.  Through My Research Tools (located in JUMP under Research), an investigator can:
    • Access external funding opportunities
    • Post your research expertise and make it searchable on the University Home Page
    • Seek potential collaborators
    • Manage your research projects information online
My Research Tools was created by Office of Research Services (ORS) in collaboration with other departments withn the University of Manitoba; integrating various UM systems.

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A framework for the responsible conduct of research has been established by NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR.  This framework applies to all research that is conducted at the University of Manitoba, in order to remain eligible for Tri-Council funding.  Included in this site is information regarding an online integrity course, iThenticate (a plagiarism detection software program); and a policy on responsible conduct in research.

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Funding opportunities available to surgery investigators can be found through the University of Manitoba website:

Internal Funding
Weekly information is distributed to Faculties at the University of Manitoba about new funding opportunities

External Agencies
A listing from A-Z of companies, foundations and national funding agencies

Other Funding Opportunities
List of  seven fund/awards available through the Vice Dean-Research Office

Additional Opportunities:
* Annual Surgery GFT Research Grant Competition
* CHRIM (pediatric research)
* Health Sciences Centre Foundation
* St Boniface Hospital Research

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 Research Assistance


 

The Department of Surgery is able to provide administrative/financial assistance for our surgeon-researchers:

> Compliance approval forms (e.g. ethics approval, institution impact forms, etc.) 

> Finance assistance with UM funds, including:
   - Set up your research study fund
   - Process study-related expenses
   - Monthly reconciliations for the fund

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Please contact the Surgery Research Office:

Phone:  (204)  787-7277
Email:  Surgery.research@umanitoba.ca