Resources and Research


Protocols for Research Projects

All external investigators, and internal investigators who do not have a PhD, shall register their intention to conduct research at Niagara College and apply for administrative/institutional consent by submitting the “Form of Intention for Proposed Research”. The proposed research will be reviewed for institutional fit and feasibility through a multi-stages process. If administrative consent is granted, the investigator may then complete the College’s application for ethical review.

As the first step in this process, please complete the Form of Intention for Proposed Research, and submit to Katerina Gonzalez, Director, Planning and Institutional Research, at [email protected]. Thank you.

Form for Intention of Proposed Research

The form is available in both Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat format.

  • (Microsoft Word .docx format)
  • Download Form for Intention of Proposed Research (This is a fillable PDF form. Right click and save the file to your computer, and then open the form in Adobe Acrobat. You can then fill out the form, save, and print.)

Research Resources

  • Activities exempt from REB review
  • Research Ethics Board (REB)
  • Welcomed stronger if
  • Research Resources – see Subject Guide, Niagara College Library
  • – The 2nd Edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS). The TCPS 2 is the official human research ethics policy of the three federal agencies, CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC.
  • – The online tutorial TCPS 2: CORE (Course on Research Ethics) is an introduction to the 2nd edition of the TCPS 2 developed for researchers and Research Ethics Boards.

Process Mapping Resources

There are thousands of resources available online that deal with process mapping. You may also find very similar resources under different titles, such as flowcharting or swim lane diagrams, or embedded as part of a broader improvement initiative, such as Lean Management, Six Sigma or Business Process Improvement Methodology (BPM).

Below you will find a few links that may be of interest to further your skills in process mapping.

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    Rummler Brache is one of the pioneers of process mapping to improve organizational performance. Their website includes selected resources and training workshops
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    This is an introductory guide to the Rummler Brache approach
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    This is a good (PowerPoint) presentation of Rummler Brache’s BPM approach
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    This introductory website includes a downloadable PowerPoint template for cross functional maps, which are also referred to as Swim Lane Diagrams
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    An alternative introductory guide that sets out process mapping within the context of Six Sigma
  • How to Create a Process Map:
    Here are links to a couple of ‘youtube’ videos that introduce and illustrate basic process mapping techniques

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    This is a link to related text book resources available through Amazon Canada
  • An Introduction to Process Mapping, January 2016:
    An introductory guide intended to help people learn how to apply process mapping techniques to their own work processes.

Work-Integrated Learning

Various Niagara College personnel contributed to the development of the work-integrated learning guide listed below. The guide is a valuable and practical resource for staff and faculty involved with any type of work-integrated learning initiative (e.g. co-op, service learning, internship, applied research) and was designed to support efforts throughout all stages of the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of work-integrated learning experiences.