Several offices work together to provide the best service to the U of L's research community. They are:
Animal Care Services (ACS) supports animal-based research and teaching endeavours at the University. The University has three animal care facilities: a small facility in the Department of Biological Sciences, the Rodent Research Facilitiy in the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, and the Aquatic Research Facility in the Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building.
The University of Lethbridge is committed to maintaining high standards, and requires that all research, teaching, and testing conducted by its members conform to the highest ethical and scientific standards with respect to the use of animals, human subjects, radioisotopes and biohazards. Any research, teaching or testing conducted using University facilities, or undertaken by individuals connected to the University involving animals, human subjects, radioisotopes, and biohazards must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate University Committee.
Research Services provides assistance and advice on sponsored research, research contracts and other research activities. Research Services also works closely with government agencies and private sector industries to further advance research activities on campus.
The University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO) facilitates engagement between agencies and researchers at the University of Lethbridge. The UILO aims to encourage and promote the dissemination of Intellectual Property (IP) and commercialize research endeavours. The facilitation between university and industry agencies can take place in different forms, such as research collaborations in areas of mutual interest, licensing of discoveries, and the creation of spin-off companies based on the innovations of the university's researchers.
The Research Support Fund supports a portion of the costs associated with managing the research funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Within the Office of Vice-President (Research) portfolio this includes salaries for staff who provide administrative support for research grants and contracts, ensure compliance with the TCPS2 and CCAC, and assist with knowledge mobilization and intellectual property protection.