OCP works closely with Office of the Vice-President (Research), Legal Council, individual faculties and schools, Enterprise Risk Management, Office of Research Services and the Genesis Group to develop and negotiate research contracts.
Administrative Services within the Office of Collaborations and Partnerships manages responsibilities for budget management (AIF, RDC, PRNL, MRP, CREAIT), project hiring submissions and human resource processes required for Major Research Partnerships (MRP), the Core Research Equipment and Instrument Training Network (CREAIT). Administrative services also provide manages research purchasing, -reconciliation, -billing and -invoicing for MRP and CREAIT accounts. Research project tender preparation, management and post tender award services are also provided by the administrative group. Administrative services also liaise with University Facilities Management for Bruneau Centre space occupancy planning and building access.
Institutional Research Programs
The Institutional Research Programs unit is responsible for the review, submission and post-award management of project applications to the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Canada Research Chairs, Research and Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC) and Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador (PRNL). The funding awarded under these programs is administered in the respective academic unit with the exception of PRNL which is administered through MRP.
Major Research Partnerships
Major Research Partnerships (MRP) works closely with researchers in the development of proposals fro new AIF projects. They also provide post-award administration and oversight of ACOA-AIF and PRNL funded research and development partnerships on the St. John's campus.
Core Research Equipment and Instrument Training Network
The Core Research Equipment and Instrument Training (CREAIT) Network consists of nine interconnected satellites of multi-user equipment across the St. John's campus. CREAIT is designed to maximize the impact of Memorial's institutional investments in research through enhanced access to major research tools. These tools are used regularly by faculty, staff and students from a variety of faculties and schools.