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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Research Common services are currently being provided virtually.
To connect with the Research Common, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or email the person listed during drop-in hours for a phone or video meeting. Not sure who you need to connect with? Email us and we'll help you figure it out.
Anyone on our team can help you in the planning stages of your research project as you work to define your question, and all of us can help you figure out your next step if you're unsure of your question.
Katie Cupello is the Grant Administrator and a former contract instructor at RDC. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History (Roman) from Emory University and is a trained classicist. Katie can help with the identification of research funding opportunities, the navigation of grant application requirements, and with questions about proposal development.
Michelle Edwards Thomson is the chair of the Research Common, a librarian in the Library Information Common, and a member of the Research Ethics Board. She can help with literature searches, publishing and copyright questions, and designing an ethical research project.
Located in the Library, the RDC Research Common is a place where faculty, staff, and students can get assistance with research and scholarly activities. We can offer guidance with:
The Research Common is a collaborative effort, with involvement from the Library Information Common, the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Applied Research & Innovation, the Research Ethics Board, the Research and Scholarship Committee, the Recognition of Scholarly Activity Committee, and Strategic Planning and Analysis. Our planning group is made up of members from those areas and committees and also has student representation: