U of A Libraries

Who is a researcher's most powerful ally?  A librarian, of course! Whether you are an undergraduate student starting out with a research project or a mentor looking for resources to help support your project (or your student's project), your liaison librarian is a great place to start! The URI works closely with U of A Libraries to help support students with their research needs. Be sure to check out the Undergraduate Research LibGuide for specific undergraduate research resources!


Research Ethics Office

If your research involves human subjects, animals, or biohazardous materials, you will need to obtain research ethics approval for your project, and you may need to undertake relevant ethics training. The Research Ethics Office oversees all aspects of ethics review, approval, training, and post-approval monitoring of research at the University of Alberta.

Field Research

Field Research Office

The Field Research Office provides a “one-stop” centre for information pertaining to off-campus research activities, including centralized access to information on training requirements and on how to obtain training for field researchers, and assistance with problems that they may encounter in obtaining training and/or field permits or during the conduction of field research.

Health & Safety

Environmental Health & Safety

The Environmental Health & Safety office provides guidance and training on all aspects of health and safety, including laboratory safety (e.g. chemicals, biohazards, radioisotopes, etc.). Several online training modules are available for student to learn about safe working practices in research environments.

Commercialization & Entrepreneurship

eHUB (Entrepreneurship@Ualberta)

eHUB provides mentorship, support & physical space for students looking to launch a start-up. Students from all different faculties can visit, share their ideas, build teams, meet investors, and work on their start-up projects. 

Writing & Presentation Support

Student Success Centre

The Student Success Centre offers a variety of workshops, seminars and consultations to assist students with their academic goals, including effective writing and presentation skills. 

Centre for Writers

The Centre for Writers offers free, individualized tutoring in any discipline on any type of writing assignment or project. 

Statistics Consulting Centre

Statistics Consulting Centre

The Statistics Consulting Centre provides statistical advice and support to the research community at the U of A. Researchers may schedule a limited number of short (30 min) consulting appointments to get assistance with research-related statistical issues.