Industry and Community Partners
Benefits of an innovation partnership with Sheridan
A partnership with Sheridan can help industry and community partners mitigate some of the risks and costs associated with innovation and growth. We match you with talented, highly skilled student and faculty researchers to work on research, development and innovation activities that help you become more productive and competitive. We can also help request government funding where appropriate.
How to get started on a research project at Sheridan
If you need our help to solve a challenge or have a great research idea on which our students, faculty and staff might be interested in collaborating, please get in touch. Alternatively, you can complete the Industry and Community Partner Collaboration Inquiry Form and a representative from the Sheridan Research Office will be in touch with you to assess the opportunity. If no appropriate match is found with Sheridan researchers, we’ll be happy to help refer you to additional resources within our extensive network, including other colleges.
Length of a typical applied research project
Most applied research projects have a fixed duration (established at the start of the project) and span anywhere from a couple of months through to several years depending on the complexity and the nature of the grant award, not including proposal development time. Non-funded student capstone projects are typically 14 weeks in length.
Your role as a research partner
Industry and community partners are expected to be active participants throughout the research process to help ensure the success of the project. Depending on the scope and requirements of the project and funder, industry/community partners may be asked to contribute in-kind services (e.g. staff time to work with the research team) and/or monetary support.
This list does not constitute a complete or comprehensive record of the Sheridan policies applicable to research activities at the College, or to Sheridan Research.
Please also visit the Sheridan College Policy & Procedure Management page to search and access the policies listed below:
- Acceptable Use Policy
- Code of Professionalism and Civility
- Expenses Policy
- Guideline for the Taking and Use of Photographs, Video and Audio Recordings by Sheridan Employees
- Human Participants Policy
- Intellectual Property Policy
- Purchasing Policy
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Policy
Research Integrity Policy Toolkit
- Research Integrity Policy
- Research Integrity Procedure
- Tri-Agency Framework on the Responsible Conduct of Research
- Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans
- TCPS 2 Course on Research Ethics Online Tutorial
- CIHR Ethics in Research Workbook: A Science Lifecycle Approach
- COPE – Resources on Publication Ethics and Authorship Issues
- University Affairs - A Toolbox for Promoting Responsible Conduct in Research Creation
- Academy of Management – Ethics of Research Publishing Video Series
- The Research Clinic – U.S.-based Interactive Training Video for Clinical and Social Researchers from the Office of Research Integrity