Navigating Partnered Research
A webinar series from Research Services.
Get support and guidance for your partnered research projects.
Navigating Partnered Research is a digital series hosted by the Knowledge Engagement team in Research Services to provide support and guidance for faculty members interested in pursuing partnered research projects in the social sciences and humanities.
Join us for the 2023 Series
Knowledge Mobilization Planning and Strategy
Rescheduled - new date coming soon
Partnered research projects provide valuable (and often unique) opportunities for knowledge mobilization. This session will cover the basics of knowledge mobilization including setting goals, stakeholder identification and analysis, selecting appropriate activities, and evaluating success.
The Indigenous Research Support Team also offers webinars on topics related to Indigenous research, ethics, data management, and community partnerships. Featured sessions are cross-posted here:
Community Engagement with Indigenous Communities
June 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT | Register
Aylin Arzola Salazar and Cheyanne Lemaire explore the meaning of community engagement and what we consider Indigenous research.
Ethics, Risk, and Relationships: Indigenous Research
June 20, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm MT | Register
Keeta Gladue explores Indigenous research ethics. Topics include Tri-council criteria for Indigenous research and Indigenous data sovereignty.
New sessions will be added regularly, please check back often.
Finding Your Fit with SSHRC Funding | March 1, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm MT
Dr. Penny Pexman, Associate Vice-President (Research) and the Research Services Office offer an overview of SSHRC programs and funding opportunities. This session covers relevant internal and external funding opportunities for individual and partnered research, and how they fit into the different stages of a research program.
Partnerships 101 | May 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 p.m. MT
Learn more about when and how to build meaningful community partnerships to strengthen research. This workshop will help identify opportunities for partnership, explain principles of engagement, and highlight existing supports at the University of Calgary.
Growing Your Community Partnership | May 25, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MT
Learn from UCalgary researchers who have successfully grown their partnerships into large-scale research projects with a growing number of partners, and the challenges they saw along the way. Specific focus on the SSHRC Partnership stream of grants (Partnership Engage Grant, Partnership Development Grant, and Partnership Grant).
Partnering for Impact | January 24, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MT
Gain insight into the partnership process, including how and when to connect with community partners, supports (services and funding) available at the University of Calgary, and the value of building and maintaining meaningful partnerships for research. The session introduces the REAP Self-Assessment Model and an overview of the Knowledge Engagement Impact Assessment Toolkit.
Knowledge Mobilization Planning and Strategy | February 16, 10:00 am - 11:00 am MT
Partnered research projects provide valuable (and often unique) opportunities for knowledge mobilization. This session covers the basics of knowledge mobilization including setting goals, stakeholder identification and analysis, selecting appropriate activities, and evaluating success.
Finding Your Fit | February 28, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MT
Dr. Penny Pexman, Associate Vice-President (Research) and the Research Services Office for an overview of SSHRC programs and funding opportunities. This session covers internal and external funding opportunities for partnered research and how they fit into the different stages of a research program.
Partnering with Municipalities | March 28, 1:00 - 2:00 pm MT
The University of Calgary’s Urban Alliance Coordinator, Dr. Barry Phipps, PhD, UCalgary Associate Vice-President Government Relations, John Alho, UCalgary researcher, Dr. Gavin McCormack, PhD, and Director of Calgary Neighbourhoods, Melanie Hulsker, present on how to partner with The City of Calgary to conduct research that benefits our communities.
Partnering with Not-for-Profit Organizations | April 11, 1:00 - 2:00 pm MT
Leaders of local non-profit organizations and community-engaged researchers share their perspectives on partnering for research, including fielding inquiries, what makes a good partnership, how to avoid common pitfalls, and available partnership supports.
Partnering with Grassroots Community Groups | April 25, 1:00 - 2:00 pm MT
University of Calgary researchers, Dr. Turin Chowdhury, PhD, and Dr. Caley Shukalek, MD, share insights from their experience of partnering with grassroots community groups. This session covers considerations specific to this unique context, including making contacts, developing relationships, and using a community-based participatory research approach.
Research Ethics for Community-Engaged Projects | May 11, 10:00 - 11:00 am MT
The Chair of the Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board, Dr. Jenny Godley, PhD, and Chair of the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board, Dr. Stacey Page, PhD, introduces research ethics. They discuss the history and fundamental principles of ethical practices for research involving human participants and provide an overview of the ethics application, review and renewal processes at UCalgary. This session focuses on key considerations related to community partnered research including developing collaborative relationships and agreements with partners in advance of submitting an ethics application and obtaining ethics approval in multiple jurisdictions.
Papering Partnerships | May 31, 1:00 - 2:00 pm MT
Co-presented by the Knowledge Engagement team and the Research Services Legal & IP team, this session helps develop an understanding of the relationship maintenance practices for keeping your partnerships strong. This session also explores the variety of research collaboration scenarios available, the benefits/trade-offs of each, and the agreements required.