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Research Processes

Faculty members are asked to notify the Sheridan Undergraduate Research before beginning any applied research project (including capstones), so that we may be a resource to you throughout the process.

For a full guide to research and processes at Sheridan, download our Process Guide

Please see each chart for an explanation of our core processes, including steps & tasks for faculty, students, external clients :

  • Industry/community partnership process flowchart: For industry partners wishing to initiate projects with Sheridan who do not have a particular faculty partner in mind. This form also outlines the various approval steps and the research industry partner’s responsibilities throughout the process.

  • Faculty engagement process map: Outlines the process and faculty responsibilities for working with the Sheridan Undergraduate Research through the partnership matching and internal approval processes, funding applications and project set up.

  • Sheridan research legal process map: Intended for both faculty and external research partners, this map outlines the various legal considerations and documentation required throughout the life of the project including non-disclosure and intellectual property management.

  • Student research process map: Outlines the steps for becoming involved in funded applied research projects, and the major administrative student tasks throughout the life of the project.

  • Sheridan Research Ethics Board Application Process Map: for Professors wishing to initiate a research project at Sheridan involving human participants.