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ROADS on-campus service hours are Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please use the contact information below to book an appointment.

Sherisse Webb

Director

(905) 525-9140 ext. 26946

Oversees the Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS), which provides value-added service to McMaster’s research community through provision of professional and timely research administrative services. Support ranges from guiding researchers through the research funding application process to effectively bringing awarded projects into operation.
Melissa Martins

Executive Assistant

(905) 525-9140 ext. 26974

Provides administrative support to the Director and staff of ROADS.
Jennifer Vallbacka

Manager, Research Information Systems & analysis

(905) 525-9140 ext. 26581

Is accountable to the Vice-President, Research for McMaster’s research funding and performance data.

 

Development Unit

Grace Kim

Associate Director, Development

(905) 525-9140 ext. 24765

Manages the Development Unit which supports researchers through the:

  • identification of funding opportunities
  • provision of information sessions
  • review and editing of grant submissions
Pamela McIntyre

Associate Director, Development

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23713

Manages the Development Unit which supports researchers through the:

  • identification of funding opportunities
  • provision of information sessions
  • review and editing of grant submissions
Tabitha de Bruin

Senior Advisor

(905) 525-9140 ext. 24439

Development Unit contact for the Faculty of Science.

Assists researchers with proposal development by reviewing applications, providing advice, and drafting institutional elements of proposals, as applicable. Ensures that proposals and funding agreements follow University policies, and conform to the criteria and guidelines of the program sponsor.

Beatrice Fletcher

Senior Advisor

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23863

Assists researchers with proposal development by reviewing applications, providing advice, and drafting institutional elements of proposals, as applicable. Ensures that proposals and funding agreements follow University policies, and conform to the criteria and guidelines of the program sponsor.
Michaela (Miky) Dumitrescu

Senior Advisor

(905) 525-9140 ext. 21548

Development Unit contact for the Faculty of Engineering.

Assists researchers with proposal development by reviewing applications, providing advice, and drafting institutional elements of proposals, as applicable. Ensures that proposals and funding agreements follow University policies, and conform to the criteria and guidelines of the program sponsor.

Amanda Graveline

Senior Advisor

(905) 525-9140 ext. 21950

Development Unit contact for the Faculty of Humanities.

Assists researchers with proposal development by reviewing applications, providing advice, and drafting institutional elements of proposals, as applicable. Ensures that proposals and funding agreements follow University policies, and conform to the criteria and guidelines of the program sponsor.

Christina Pellegrini

Senior Advisor

(905) 525-9140 ext. 27207

Development Unit contact for the DeGroote School of Business.

Assists researchers with proposal development by reviewing applications, providing advice, and drafting institutional elements of proposals, as applicable. Ensures that proposals and funding agreements follow University policies, and conform to the criteria and guidelines of the program sponsor.

Virginia Viscardi (On Leave)

Senior Advisor

(905) 525-9140 ext. 24159

Development Unit contact for the DeGroote School of Business.

Assists researchers with proposal development by reviewing applications, providing advice, and drafting institutional elements of proposals, as applicable. Ensures that proposals and funding agreements follow University policies, and conform to the criteria and guidelines of the program sponsor.

Susan Gordon (On Leave)

Research Information Specialist

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23138

Assists researchers with the identification of funding opportunities.

 

Administration & Support Unit

Van Nhan

Associate Director, Research Administration & Support

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23111

Manages the Administration and Support Unit which:

  • provides assistance with selected budget development on major institutional research projects;
  • assists in managing McMaster’s allocation for identified programs;
  • ensures that researchers and the University are protected through funding agreements and compliance with agency and institutional policy; and
  • supports awarded projects in non-financial aspects of ongoing administration.
Leanna Fong

Senior Advisor

(905) 525-9140 ext. 21583

Provides expertise and support in moving awarded projects to an operational state.
Christal Levy

Senior Advisor

(905) 525-9140 ext. 22593

Provides expertise and support in moving awarded projects to an operational state.
Kim Graham

Research Administration Analyst

(905) 525-9140 ext.26956

Provides administrative support for the following programs: CFI, CRC, ORF-RI, ERA and other federal & provincial infrastructure programs. Provides administrative support for the following programs: ARB, McMaster Incentive Grants (MIG), NSERC USRA. Tri-Council awards, external grants, grant transfers and agreements, annual reporting, and internal funding for faculties of Business & Science.

Prepares documentation for the transfer of awarded projects to Research Finance.

Carolyn Partyka

Research Administration Analyst

(905) 525-9140 ext. 21756

Provides administrative support for the following programs: CFI, CRC, ORF-RI, ERA and other federal & provincial infrastructure programs. Tri-Council awards, external grants, grant transfers and agreements, annual reporting and internal funding for faculties of Engineering & Other.

Prepares documentation for the transfer of awarded projects to Research Finance.

Muriel Gervais

Research Administration Analyst,

(905) 525-9140 ext. 26980

 

Provides administrative support for the following programs: CFI, CRC, ORF-RI, ERA and other federal & provincial infrastructure programs. Tri-Council awards, external grants, grant transfers and agreements, annual reporting and internal funding for faculties of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Prepares documentation for the transfer of awarded projects to Research Finance.

MREB – McMaster Research Ethics Board

Nick Caric

(905) 525-9140 ext. 26117

Associate Director, Research Administration & Support
Lisungu Chieza

(905) 525-9140 ext. 24890

Research Ethics Advisor
Nicole Gervais

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23138

Research Ethics Advisor
Karen Henderson

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23142

Research Ethics Officer