Research Office

The Research Office in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences seeks to assist faculty, staff and learners in their research activities. Among the many services we provide are the facilitation of formal reviews of grant applications, guidance surrounding the application process, and the hosting of educational seminars and workshops. We also work collaboratively with Health Research Services at McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences. Connect with us today to let us know how we can help.

Review of Grant Applications

Resources for Researchers

Research Office Contacts

Review of Grant Applications can be facilitated through the Research Office.
This service is not mandatory and is available to those faculty members interested in having their grants reviewed. If you are interested in this service, contact the Research Office well in advance of the submission deadline. When expressing this interest, please feel free to suggest potential reviewers, including internal faculty members and external experts whom you feel would likely be willing to review your grant. We are also pleased to generate a list of potential internal reviewers for the grant. The Research Office will then reach out to potential reviewers to secure their assistance. This process may take several days, depending on reviewer availability. 

Once an initial draft of your grant is complete, please submit this draft to the Research Office. Please note that reviewers will require at least 10 days to complete their reviews, hence, it is important that grants be submitted well in advance of submission deadlines. 

If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. 

Health Research Services (HRS) provides secure funding, manage funding, access resources, connect with institutes and affiliates. Please visit HRS website for all details on what documents are required for all requests, including new research applications, research accounts, amendments and agreements, and funding sources.
General Inquiries: 

  • Maryam Shirinzadeh, HRS Senior Grants Advisor, Psychiatry – Assists researchers with proposal development by reviewing applications, providing advice, and drafting institutional elements of proposals, as applicable. Ensures that proposals and funding agreements comply with University policies, and conform to the criteria and guidelines of the program sponsor.

Research Finances, Faculty of Health Sciences

Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS) provides professional and timely provision of research administrative services, support to navigate funding opportunities. ROADS assists with proposal development and applications, funding agreements, progress reporting, and more, and ensures that everything confirms to University policies and program guidelines. Please visit the ROADS website for a full account of services offered.
General Inquiries:

McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO) connects researchers to collaborate with industry partners, conduct research at McMaster, access technologies for licensing.

Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HiREB) provides guidelines for researchers, including eREB user manuals, outlines and quick sheets resource links, plus shares the latest research news.

Clinical Research Support Unit (CRSU) provides clinical research support services alongside an educational platform focused on domain knowledge and leadership training that reduce barriers to clinical research, intended to support early or mid-career clinical researchers that do not already have access to other research institutions at McMaster University. They offer advisory, collaboration, and clinical research management services through trained research associates, research methodologists, and statisticians. 

Biostatistics Expert available to Department faculty members

Dr. David Streiner

This service is free of charge for McMaster DPBN researchers

Funding Opportunities Database – Searchable funding database populated with information about current and future funding competitions for researchers, as well as provincial, national and international awards and honours opportunities. You can also sign up for the distribution email list on the website.

Frequently Asked Questions – Includes information pertaining to application process, awarding of grants and contracts and post-award.

SJHH Research Administration

SJHH Biostatistics Unit provides comprehensive, flexible, and timely statistical and research methodology support tailored to the ongoing needs of researchers affiliated with the Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton and at the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.

General Inquiries: 

Unit Director, Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw 

This service incurs a fee of approximately $85-100/hour


CIHR Project with Project Pre-Review

Introducing a new service from Health Research Services for optional pre-review for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project grants. Interested faculty can request Project Pre-Review as an added layer of review for CIHR Project submissions.  Prepare early and have this additional review assist in increasing your chances of funding success. 

More details about CIHR application review

Health Research Services

Please visit Health Research Services for all details on what documents are required for all requests, including new research applications, research accounts, amendments and agreements, and funding sources.

Health Research Services (HRS) Provides secure funding, manage funding, access resources, connect with institutes and affiliates.


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