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ROADS About Us

The Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS) is committed to providing value-added service to McMaster’s research community through professional and timely provision of research administrative services.  ROADS will help researchers navigate the twists and turns of the increasingly complex world of funding opportunities.

ROADS provides the following services to the McMaster community: 

ROADS is made up of three units which together provide diverse yet complementary support to promote and operationalize the funding of research excellence.

Development Unit:

The Development Unit supports researchers through the identification of funding opportunities, provision of information sessions, and review and editing of grant submissions.

Administration and Support Unit:

The Administration and Support Unit provides assistance with selected budget development, assists in managing McMaster’s allocation for identified programs, and ensures that researchers and the University are protected through funding agreements and compliance with agency and institutional policy.

McMaster Research Ethics Board (MREB) Secretariat:

The MREB Secretariat provides support and secretariat services for the non-medical Research Ethics Board and departmental Student Research Ethics Committees.