Research Western

Contract Research

Western is committed to establishing and building mutually beneficial partnerships with industry. Perfectly equipped to address the diverse needs of a business, Western is home to advanced facilities, equipment and 1,400 researchers across the disciplines who perform more than $20 million in contract research and license $4 million-worth of technologies annually. Together, these research efforts provide industry partners with a competitive advantage, create jobs, improve technologies and help ensure future prosperity, while advancing research and improving the health and social welfare of Canadians.

The Contract Research Team (CRT) advises researchers and sponsors during project planning, preparation and sponsored agreement review. The CRT negotiates, drafts and approves for signing all research agreements on Western's behalf. Agreements managed by CRT include:

Contact us by agreement type: Contract Research Team Portfolios

Please contact crt [at] early in discussions with sponsored research partners, or contact Caroline Calmettes, Director (Contracts & Agreements) at 519-661-2111, ext. 80120, ccalmett [at], to discuss your specific partnership project.

If known, please identify the following information in your email to CRT:

Cost of Research:

Western applies 40 per cent overhead costs on all direct costs of research for sponsored contract research. Direct costs include salaries, equipment, materials and reagents, and travel. Overhead, or indirect costs, are actual costs the university incurs to support research at Western, including maintaining laboratories, facilities and equipment, staff and administration. For more information, please refer to Western’s Policy 7.7 – Overhead on Contract Research and Indirect Costs (Overhead) on Research Activity.

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