Ottawa University Research Administrators (OURA)

Ottawa University Research Administrators (OURA)

The members of the OURA group act as a liaison within their respective areas, sharing information related to research management, including new issues/updates and trends. The group's objectives are to:

  • Identify, discuss and address management issues in Research Management and Administration
  • Function as a forum for two-way information sharing and communication of good research management practices
  • Sponsor workshops and other training opportunities which focus on key areas of research management
  • Serve as a resource for providing recommendations on Research Management/administration to key functional areas within uOttawa

Upcoming Workshops

All documentation from the workshops will be accessible in SharePoint using your uOttawa credentials. 


Date: January  21
Location: FSS 5028
Time: 10:00-11:30 

Human Resources:

  • Information Session:
    • Benefits for contractual employees
    • New Policy 47


Date: February 18
Location: FSS 5028
Time: 09:30-11:30

End of Year Planning:

  • How to prepare the end of the fiscal year for research projects, especially for projects ending on March 31 or April 30.  Discussion of the tools available

MARCH 2016

Date: March 24
Location: FSS 5028
Time: 09:30 - 11:30

Tri-Agency Funding - Researcher Continued Eligibility:

  • Discussion on the researcher continued eligibility process maintained by Research Management Services and the roles and responsibilities shared between RMS and the Faculties in the process.

APRIL 2016

Date: April 21
Location: FSS 5028
Time: 09:30-11:30

Eligibility of Expenses and Research Funds:

  • Discussions based on case scenarios related to the eligibility of expenses and the use of research funds, including general research accounts

MAY 2016

Date: N/A

Mandatory Annual Meeting:


JUNE 2016

Date: June 16
Location: FSS 5028
Time: 09:30-11:30

Sabbatical, Parental Leave and Other Interruptions:

  • Discussion of processes and impacts of different leaves on the management of research funds 


  • Workshop to discuss the new e-Travel system and share user experiences

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