Over the past number of months, in collaboration and consultation with UPEI faculty members, Research Advisory Committee, and the Graduate Studies Advisory Committee, Research Services staff members have developed three new Student Research Participation Agreements for UPEI students participating in research at UPEI. The need for these agreements was identified based on feedback from both students and faculty, and our documents were developed after carefully considering student research agreements offered at other Canadian universities.
The purpose of these agreements is to help ensure that students fully understand their rights and responsibilities while conducting research at UPEI, as well as to familiarize students with UPEI policies and other procedures relevant to their research activities. We are going to pilot the implementation of these new agreements over the next eight months (September 2012 to April 2013), and collect feedback on their effectiveness as well as on their strengths and shortcomings. Following this pilot and evaluation period, changes will be incorporated. Please provide your feedback here.
Below are descriptions and links to the three agreement templates. To determine which agreement is appropriate for you, consult the flow chart linked here. Students are encouraged to discuss which agreement is appropriate for their research activities with their faculty supervisor(s).
All agreements can be used for undergraduate and graduate students or post-doctoral fellows.
Type A) Contract Supported: This is a mandatory agreement to be used with undergraduate or graduate students or post-doctoral fellows who are participating in a faculty member’s contract research funded project, or with students who have received an Industrial Scholarship. Examples of contract research funded initiatives include Atlantic Innovation Fund, Innovation PEI Prosperity Fund, Industrial Scholarships, or research sponsored by associations or federal/provincial government departments.
Student Research Participation Agreement: Contract Supported (right click and save to your desktop to edit)
Type B) Grant Supported: This agreement, although recommended, is not mandatory and can be used for undergraduate and graduate students or PDFs who are participating in research which is either aligned with a faculty member’s program of research and/or funded by a faculty member’s awarded grant funding. Examples of funding include NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR, internal funding, etc.
Student Research Participation Agreement: Grant Supported (right click and save to your desktop to edit)
Type C) Other Projects: This agreement, although recommended, is not mandatory and can be used for undergraduate or graduate students or post-doctoral fellows completing a research project as part of personal interest or academic requirements.
Student Research Particispation Agreement: Other Project (right click to save to your desktop and edit)
Should you have any questions regarding these agreements, or if you require additional information, please contact the Research Contracts Officer, Rory Beck, directly via phone: 894-2856 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A comprehensive listing of UPEI polices which impact research at UPEI can be found here. Relevant UPEI Research-related Policies include: