Other Research Information Resources

Departmental Administrative Staff Specialists

Provides 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.

School of Graduate Studies

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.

Contacts: Gail Lamkin; (Graduate research programs); Dr. Fay Murin; (Postdoctoral Fellows)

Genesis Research

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 -

Contact: Technology Commercialization Officers: Paula Mendonca (Life Sciences and Health Sciences, IIC-3rd F., 3048 or Brian Terry (Physical Sciences), IIC-3rd F., 2674.

Department of Financial and Administrative Services

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: Melissa Squires, Research Accounting ; A-1027, 864-2489

Research Grant and Contract Services – Major Research Partnerships Division

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; Research Grant and Contract Services, IIC-1001, 864-6193

Core Research Equipment and Instrument Training Network (CREAIT)

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 10 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 (BIC)

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. The laboratory is also equipped with a color format printer and 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

TERRA is housed in the Department of Earth Sciences. It 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.

Marine Environmental Research Laboratory for Intelligent Vehicles (MERLIN)

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 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 access 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.

SEM/MLA Schedule

Contact: Dr. Brent Myron, Operations Manager, CREAIT Network, IIC- 1010; 6798

[CREAIT is associated with the Office of Collaborations and Parterships.]

Career Development and Experiential Learning

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


A searchable database of researcher expertise, interests and project, administered by the Harris Centre. Useful for collaborative research, and applied research especially in rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

Department of Health and Safety

Administers policy and provides information on safety issues 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. 

Contact: Barbara Battcock, Associate Director, Department of Health & Safety; BP2005; 6126

Department of Technical Services

Provides 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 Mechanical Division), providing efficient and cost effective services to researchers and students.

Contact: Jennifer Murray, Electronics Division Manager; C-1032A, 8714
Contact: Dennis Cramm, Mechanical Division Manager; EN-1023C, 4735

Computer Purchasing Centre (CPC) 

A division of the Department of Information Technology Services at Memorial. 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. Can provide information on computer-related purchases (useful for budget preparation and purchasing).

Contact: CPC, 864-2673; Computing Services Building (T-12), Room CS1000

Botanical Garden, MUN

Not-for-profit resource centre for basic and applied botanical research and education.

Fisheries Conservation Research Group (Marine Institute)

Applied research in fisheries conservation.

Labrador Institute

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. 

Gardiner Centre

Not-for-profit resource centre – providing assistance in training and research consultation.

Ocean Engineering Research Centre

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science – advanced ocean engineering research, promotes interaction amongst researchers and other stakeholders, fosters an innovative, wealth-creating research milieu, and takes an active role in shaping policies in ocean technology.