Calling all researchers: York’s Research Commons is offering two new workshops

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The new Research Commons at York University, which was created in 2019 by the Vice-President Research & Innovation, is comprised of a group of seasoned researchers and sector-leading research staff members. The group supports research intensity across the University.

The major emphases during its first year will be to increase tri-council grant applications and success through a supportive skills and mentoring program for new faculty members at York University. In keeping with that goal, the Research Commons has organized two workshops for January:

Concur Workshop
Jan. 21
, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Room 519 Kaneff Tower, Keele Campus
The Concur workshop will teach participants about how to manage administrative tasks in Concur. This two-hour workshop will offer insight on the ins and outs of the Concur expense system. Participants will have an opportunity to work directly with staff from General Accounting and Research Accounting. Skills taught include accessing Concur, creating and submitting expense reports and the top reasons why reports are returned. There will also be information about the new tri-council guidelines and how these guidelines can impact research expenses.

The World According to CIHR Workshop
Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Room 626, Kaneff Tower, Keele Campus
The workshop offers tips and insights associated with being a continuously funded Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) researcher. Participants will hear from a panel of highly successful researchers receiving CIHR funding. There will be opportunities to ask questions and have open discussions with the panel participants.

Both workshops are free and open to early, mid-level and senior researchers at York University. To learn more, visit the Research Commons website.