Provide up-to-date information on a wide array of budgetary and post award research information including departmental hiring, purchasing, research related travel, allowable expenditures, expenditure reports, etc.
Contact: Your Departmental Administrative Staff Specialist.
Develops and implements policies for hiring graduate students and post doctoral fellows for research. Administration of Tri-Council Graduate Student Scholarships and Awards Program at Memorial.
Technology Commercialization Arm of Memorial University – Technology Transfer & Industry Liaison
Works with faculty and students to identify, evaluate, protect and commercialize innovative techniques arising from research at the university; liaises with industry to identify areas of research need, opportunities for R&D collaboration and vehicles for commercialization of innovations developed at the university; assists faculty with licensing agreements for research results; provides language/clauses for Collaborative Research Agreements, and Materials Transfer Agreements. For more information on services provided, Intellectual Property policies, invention disclosure forms, technology licensing, Technology Transfer, Frequently Asked Questions, see -
Research Accounting Office - reviews, verifies, and process research expenditures approved by grantees and paid through research funding from Tri-Council Agencies and most research sponsors; approve support documentation for the establishment of research grant and contract accounts; release grant instalments into established research accounts, pending confirmation of any required clearances for research involving human investigation, use of animals, biohazard materials, controlled goods; prepare and sign off on Forms 300 – financial reporting for Tri-Council funding; confirming receipt of appropriate documentation and approving travel claims pertaining to research travel; and are involved in University financial audit and administrative site visits by Tri-Council and other funding agency administrative staff.
Contact: Sharon Rose, Research Accounting Manager; A-1027, 864-2471
Provides financial administrative services for ACOA/AIF projects and select INCO funded research projects.
Contact: (ACOA/AIF, accounting projects) Joanne Samson, Manager, Finance and Administration; Office of Collaborations and Partnerships IIC-1001, 864-6193
Core Research Equipment and Instrument Training Network – Memorial hosts a network of research equipment, available to faculty and student researchers, through a fee for service network called CREAIT. Major research equipment, acquired by successful faculty grant applications to the CFI, ACOA/AIF, RDC, and NSERC RTI grant programs, is maintained and operated in thematic clusters at ten interconnected satellites across the St. John’s campus. See their website for information on the following equipment clusters:
Centre for Chemical Analysis, Research and Training (C-CART)
C-CART provides research support and training, through chemical analysis, to undergraduate and graduate students, university researchers, government agencies and private sector R&D companies. The instruments associated with C-CART are grouped into seven service areas; nuclear magnetic resonance, x-ray crystallography, mass spectrometry, chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, infrared and inorganic analysis.
Bio-molecular Imaging Cluster
The BIC provides both faculties and students (undergraduate and graduate), as well as other university researchers and outside agencies with the training and research support to visually analyze biological and other types of samples through various imaging techniques at the molecular level. The facilities are not only for biological research but also support a wide range of projects. BIC houses four main pieces of research equipment: the scanning electron microscope (SEM), the scanning probe microscope (SPM), the confocal Raman microscope and the epifluorescence microscope. Our laboratory is also equipped with a color format printer.
The laboratory is located on the first floor of the Science building.
Computing, Simulation and Landmark Visualization Facility
This Facility provides researchers with access to a variety of computing engines for imaging, modeling and simulation, together with a 3D immersive large-screen visualization room, and associated large format plotters.
The Earth Resources Research and Analysis (TERRA) Facility is housed in the Department of Earth Sciences. TERRA provides chemical and physical analyses utilizing a large variety of instrumentations, including ICP-MS, XRF, XRD, Microprobe, radiogenic isotope, stable isotope, gamma detector, multisensor core logger and CT scanner instruments.
Most laboratories have standard fee-for-service packages that are offered to the geological, archaelogical, environmental and biological communities. Research into new applications and techniques is on-going.
MicroAnalysis Facility – Inco Innovation Centre (MAF-IIC)
MAF-IIC specializes in high-resolution imaging and in-situ microbeam chemical analysis and age dating of minerals and other materials such as environmental and archaeological samples.The Facility has ongoing research and development projects on ore characterization for metallurgy and advanced mineral exploration but aims to support a wide range of research throughout the university and beyond. Development of new analytical methodologies and instrument components for microanalysis is of particular interest to the group.
Genomics and Proteomics (GaP) Facility
GaP provides research support and training, through biomolecular analysis and DNA sequencing, to undergraduate and graduate students, university researchers, government agencies and private sector R&D companies. The instruments associated with GaP are grouped into two service areas; mass spectrometry based proteomics and genomics.
MERLIN- Marine Environmental Research Laboratory for Intelligent Vehicles
The MERLIN lab is a multi-disciplinary facility that is involved with the use of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for research in the marine environment. Another component of the lab is a particle image velocimetry (PIV) system. Both are housed within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.
AUVs can provide a means to do a wide array of research in the oceans and in hazardous underwater environments that cannot be done by other means. These vehicles are ideal for extensive ocean environmental monitoring, scientific survey and resource exploration work in the Atlantic and under the ice of the Canadian Arctic where extensive areas of the seabed that are normally inaccessible or cannot be obtained with the same precision due to the nature of ship based sampling.
The PIV system is an optical method used to measure velocities and related properties in fluids. Water is seeded with particles to show the flow dynamics around objects of interest such as ship models and marine risers. It is the motion of these seeding particles that is used to calculate velocity information which is recorded using a series of cameras and a laser as a light source.
Land and Seabed Imaging Facility
The Land and Seabed Imaging Facility provides researchers, with acceess to a variety of geological and geophysical equipment for imaging and mapping the Earth’s crust.
The equipment associated with this facility is grouped under two main categories: (1) Land Acquisition Systems, including a 288-channel seismic reflection system, a ground-penetrating radar, a terrain conductivity unit, a resistivity profiler and a mag/vlf unit, and (2) Marine Acquisition Systems, including a multibeam echo sounder, two separate high-resolution seismic reflection systems, a 48-channel marine seismic acquisition system, and piston and gravity corers
Contact: Mike Turbrett, Manager, CREAIT Network, IIC- 1010; 6798
[CREAIT is associated with the Office of Collaborations and Parterships.]
Information on hiring students through experiential learning programs (for research and career development). Some of these programs include:
Contact: Career Development & Experiential Learning, The Smallwood Centre, 4th Floor, UC-4002, 864-2033
Database (administered by the Harris Centre) – searchable database of researcher expertise, interests and projects (useful for collaborative research, and applied research especially in rural NL)
Administers policy and provides information on safety issue at Memorial. These include, Health and Safety Committees, Accident/Incident Reporting, Biosafety, Boat Safety, Environmental Health & Safety, Hazardous Material Management, Health and Safety Committees, and Materials (including research materials) Safety. A list of Safety Procedures:
Contact: Sheila Miller, Director, Department of Health & Safety; BP2000A; 3779 or 3786
Provide repair, maintenance, design and fabrication of a wide variety of electronic and refrigeration instrumentation (through its Electronics Division), as well as machining, welding, sheet metal fabrication, materials cutting (through its Miechanical Division), providing efficient and cost effective services to researchers and students.
A division of the Department of Computing and Communications at Memorial. The CPC is a not-for-profit centre focusing on excellent service, a high level of technical knowledge, quality products and very affordable pricing. It specializes in academic discounts and volume purchase programs. The CPC provides benefits from pricing and programs negotiated nationally for universities and colleges across Canada Information on computer-related purchases; (useful for budget preparation and purchasing)
Contact: CPC, 864-2673; Computing Services Building (T-12), Room CS1000
Not-for-profit Resource Centre for basic and applied botanical research and education.
Applied Research in Fisheries conservation
Established by Memorial University to stimulate, coordinate, and support major University projects and programs and to expand the Labrador knowledge base. It is our hope that these activities will facilitate the educational aspirations, research requirements, and the socio-cultural well-being of the people of Labrador. Northern Research and community development
Not-for Profit Resource Centre – providing assistance in training and research consultation
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science – advance ocean engineering research, promote interaction amongst researchers and other stakeholders, foster an innovative, wealth-creating research milieu, and take an active role in shaping policies in ocean technology.