Welcome to the Memorial University Researcher Portal Website! The Researcher Portal is a web-based work tool for research data management. The Researcher Portal will allow you to apply for various types of research funding and ethics certifications.
All Researchers: To avoid data loss, do NOT open multiple sessions of the Researcher Portal. Work in ONE instance of the Researcher Portal at any time.
NOTE: The Memorial Researcher Portal is not compatible with Safari.
The Memorial Researcher Portal Support Desk will close for the holiday break beginning at 10:30 am on Monday, December 24th and will re-open at 8:30 am on Thursday, January 3rd.
Revisions to RGCS Application Types
Researchers who intend to submit an application to RGCS through the Researcher Portal, on or after December 11th, should be aware that there will be revisions made to both RGCS application types. A listing of these revisions is available here.
Training Materials Available
To support researchers working in the Researcher Portal, there are manuals and other training materials available on our website. Please see the Training item in the menu bar at the top of this webpage to access available support materials.
Survey tool for MUN faculty, staff, and students
Memorial University has acquired Qualtrics, an enterprise survey solution to conduct surveys for research and administrative purposes. Qualtrics is the recommended survey solution for MUN faculty, staff, and students and may be used at no cost. It has been vetted by Memorial to assure privacy and security of data. Qualtrics is an industry-leading, cloud-based, survey solution currently used by 6800+ schools and 2000+ universities worldwide, including several Canadian institutions. To learn more about the simple steps to get started, visit www.mun.ca/surveysolution.
The Memorial Researcher Portal was updated on Monday, September 10, 2018.
An overview of updates that may be relevant to Researcher Portal users is outlined here.
Attention Researchers – Improvements to the Research Ethics Review Process
As of May 22, 2018 the HREB will require researchers obtain a letter of acknowledgement from data custodians prior to the ethics submission process for any research that relies on secondary data sources. This will result in better quality applications being submitted to the HREB, particularly with regard to privacy considerations.
- Therefore, researchers must, prior to their submission to the HREB for ethics review:
1. Identify the data custodian of the data they propose to access;
2. Consult with the custodian to determine the variables and format of the data to be accessed; and
3. Acquire a letter of acknowledgement to provide to the HREB when submitting their application.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phase Two Implementation in the Researcher Portal
December 12, 2017 was the launch day for the phase two implementation of the Memorial Researcher Portal. Researchers submitting research funding proposals to Research Grant and Contract Services (RGCS) and the Marine Institute’s Office of Research and Development can do so using the Memorial Researcher Portal. Once submitted, the application will pass through the principal investigator’s departmental and faculty approvers. The researcher will be able to view the status of the file anytime.
There are a number training resources available to researchers. These include manuals, virtual training and in-person sessions. Please note that we require a minimum of 3 attendees to conduct an in-person training session.
If you are interested in attending a training session, please refer to the training calendar. If you are interested in organizing a training session for a group, please coordinate with your Grant Facilitator or email RPtraining@mun.ca.