The University of Western Ontario 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 $30 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 within RD&S works in conjunction with WORLDiscoveries to provide assistance to Western's researchers, and to support partnership projects and initiatives under the direction of Research Western. The goals of the Contract Research team are to protect the interests of the Researcher and the University, and to ensure that sponsor guidelines (as applicable) are followed in the agreement and subagreement processes. The Contract Research team facilitates, interacts with, and represents the rights of the University and the researchers to ensure compliance with the guidelines of the funding sponsors (as applicable).