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Protocols for Research Projects
All external investigators, and internal investigators who do not have a PhD, shall register their intention to conduct research at Niagara College and apply for administrative/institutional consent by submitting the “Form of Intention for Proposed Research”. The proposed research will be reviewed for institutional fit and feasibility through a multi-stages process. If administrative consent is granted, the investigator may then complete the College’s application for ethical review.
As the first step in this process, please complete the Form of Intention for Proposed Research, and submit to Katerina Gonzalez, Director, Planning and Institutional Research, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Form for Intention of Proposed Research
The form is available in both Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat format.
- Activities exempt from REB review
- Research Ethics Board (REB)
- Research Publications – Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO)
- Research and Innovation
- Niagara Research Community of Practice (NRCoP)
- Research Resources – see Subject Guide, Niagara College Library
- TCPS 2 – The 2nd Edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS). The TCPS 2 is the official human research ethics policy of the three federal agencies, CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC.
- TCPS 2: CORE Tutorial – The online tutorial TCPS 2: CORE (Course on Research Ethics) is an introduction to the 2nd edition of the TCPS 2 developed for researchers and Research Ethics Boards.
Process Mapping Resources
There are thousands of resources available online that deal with process mapping. You may also find very similar resources under different titles, such as flowcharting or swim lane diagrams, or embedded as part of a broader improvement initiative, such as Lean Management, Six Sigma or Business Process Improvement Methodology (BPM).
Below you will find a few links that may be of interest to further your skills in process mapping.
- Improving Business Processes and Capabilities:
Rummler Brache is one of the pioneers of process mapping to improve organizational performance. Their website includes selected resources and training workshops
- Business Maps 1.0 (External PDF):
This is an introductory guide to the Rummler Brache approach
- Business Process Improvement Methodology (External PDF):
This is a good (PowerPoint) presentation of Rummler Brache’s BPM approach
- Cross-Functional Map Template (Swim Lane Diagram), PowerPoint:
This introductory website includes a downloadable PowerPoint template for cross functional maps, which are also referred to as Swim Lane Diagrams
- Practical Guide to Creating Better Looking Process Maps:
An alternative introductory guide that sets out process mapping within the context of Six Sigma
- How to Create a Process Map:
Here are links to a couple of ‘youtube’ videos that introduce and illustrate basic process mapping techniques
- ‘Basics of Process Mapping’:
This is a link to related text book resources available through Amazon Canada
- An Introduction to Process Mapping, January 2016:
An introductory guide intended to help people learn how to apply process mapping techniques to their own work processes.
Various Niagara College personnel contributed to the development of the work-integrated learning guide listed below. The guide is a valuable and practical resource for staff and faculty involved with any type of work-integrated learning initiative (e.g. co-op, service learning, internship, applied research) and was designed to support efforts throughout all stages of the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of work-integrated learning experiences.