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.

This multi-part series will cover a variety of support topics and supports ranging from identifying exploring different funding opportunities for partnered research initiatives, engaging with community, building partnerships for research, mobilizing partnered research knowledge and workshopping your concept and research plans with experts from across campus


To access recordings from previous sessions, please contact the Knowledge Engagement team at

Finding Your Fit | Feb 4, 9:30 a.m. MT

  • Join Dr. Penny Pexman, Associate Vice-President (Research) and the Research Services Office for an overview of SSHRC programs and funding opportunities. This session will cover internal and external funding opportunities for partnered research and how they fit into the different stages of a research program.

Pathways to Partnership | Feb 25, 1:30 p.m. MT

  • Gain insight into the partnership process, including how and when to connect with community partners, what supports (services and funding) are available at the University of Calgary, and the value of building and maintain meaningful partnerships for research.

Community-Engaged Research | Mar 24, 10 a.m. MT

  • In this session, we will be joined by Tara Mahoney and Kari Grain from Simon Fraser University’s Community Engaged Research Institute (CERi). Community-engaged research places academic and community partnership at the heart of research work. The session will explore CERi’s new Community Resource Handbook which is a practical, accessible guide for understanding community-engaged research. This handbook provides a fresh look at why community-engaged research matters as researchers take stock in a rapidly changing society

Introduction to Research Ethics | May 4, 10 a.m. MT

  • Join the Chair of the Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board, Dr. Jenny Godley for an introduction to research ethics. She will 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 will focus 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 11, 10 a.m. MT

  • Co-presented by the Knowledge Engagement team and the Research Services Legal & IP team, this session will help you develop an understanding of the relationship maintenance practices for keeping your partnerships strong. This session will explore the variety of research collaboration scenarios available, the benefits/trade-offs of each and the agreements required.

Knowledge Engagement Impact Assessment | May 27, 10:30 am MT

  • Researchers will be introduced to the REAP Self-Assessment Model and provided with an overview of the Knowledge Engagement Impact Assessment Toolkit. The toolkit is designed to assist researchers in assessing impact and telling the story of their knowledge engagement work.

Knowledge Mobilization | June 24, 12 - 1 p.m. MT

  • Partnered research projects provide valuable (and often unique) opportunities for knowledge mobilization. This session aims to plant the seeds of opportunity and provide workshopping space for project-specific ideas to be developed. Attendees will receive guidance on identifying stakeholders, mapping activities to appropriate audiences and planning for impact.  

Test Your Concept | June 2 & 16

  • SUPPORT is hosting these TYC sessions to engage with researchers interested in applying for the SSHRC partnership funding competitions and to provide feedback and guidance early in the development process. Any faculty members interested in receiving feedback on a potential SSHRC Partnership Development Grant (PDG) or Partnership Grant (PG) are encouraged to participate. TYCs are constructive sessions, helpful for applications at any stage of the development process.
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