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Library In-Kind Contributions to Grant-Funded Research

Updated: January 18, 2023

The library provides a variety of in-kind services for grant-funded research. This page provides an overview of the services we offer for those looking to quantify these in-kind contributions in grant applications.

If you are interested in getting library support for a grant-funded research project, please note the following procedures:

  1. Please submit a request to the AUL, Research (barbara.mcdonald@uoguelph.ca) including project brief and a submission deadline
  2. AUL,Research will normally respond to grant inquiries within 10 business days, after consulting with appropriate library teams & individuals

Available library in-kind contributions

Literature reviews

  • Traditional literature reviews
  • Scoping reviews
  • Systematic reviews
  • Other forms of knowledge synthesis

Librarians do not actively participate in or do searches for research teams, but they provide information/support on:

  • Understanding different types of reviews

  • Developing search strategies and queries

  • Selecting databases

  • Managing results

In-kind costs

  • Initial consultation (2 hours): $300

  • Consultation: $75/hour

Research data management (RDM)

  • RDM Planning: how data will be collected, managed, and preserved throughout a research project
  • Training on writing a data management plan (DMP)

In-kind costs

  • Initial consultation (2 hours): $300
  • Training or consultation: $75/hour

Research dissemination – Open data

Consultations and support for open data dissemination, including:

  • Local dissemination options:
    • The Agri-environmental Research Data Repository (agricultural & environmental research data)
    • University of Guelph Research Data Repository (all other research data)
  • Preparing data for sharing/long-term access, licensing considerations
  • Working with the Borealis platform itself

In-kind costs

  • Initial consultation (2 hours): $300

  • Consultation or training: $75/hour

  • Mediated deposit and quality assurance: $120 per researcher per funding year

Research dissemination - Open publishing (articles)

Consultations and support for the publishing process:

  • Understanding author rights (including moral rights & copyright)
  • Negotiating a publishing contract
  • Understanding open access (OA) publishing options (preprint, repositories, journals)
  • Selecting an appropriate publication option
  • Using the local option The Atrium (U of G’s OA repository for scholarly and creative works)

In-kind costs

  • Initial consultation (2 hours): $300
  • Mediated deposit and quality assurance: $120 per researcher per funding year
  • Consultation: $75/hour

Research dissemination - Open publishing (journal hosting)

Consultations and support for the publishing process:

In-kind costs

Open Journal Systems support for new journals (basic setup)

  • Initial consultation (2 hours): $300

  • Year 1 setup: $600

  • Ongoing maintenance: $300 per funding year

  • Consultation: $75/hour

Research dissemination – Publishing open books or textbooks

Consultations, support and training for the publishing process:

  • Understand author rights (including moral rights and copyright)

  • Understanding open licensing (Creative Commons) options

  • Using Pressbooks open publishing platform

  • Local dissemination via U of G Open Books

In-kind costs

Pressbooks support for new open books or textbooks

  • Initial consultation (2 hours): $300
  • Year 1 setup: $300
  • Ongoing maintenance: $300 per funding year
  • Consultation: $75/hour

Digital scholarship projects

Consultations, support and training in digital scholarship methods & technologies, including:

  • Statistical analysis
  • Data visualization

In-kind costs

  • Initial consultation (2 hours): $300
  • Consultation or training: $75/hour

Project management and presentation

Consultations, support and training on:

  • Strategies to address issues affecting the timely completion of research projects (goal setting, time management, project management strategies & tools, procrastination and perfectionism
  • Designing and presenting posters

In-kind costs

  • Initial consultation (2 hours): $300
  • Consultation or training: $75/hour

Effective writing

Consultations, support and training on:

  • Creating sustainable writing plans
  • Maintaining writing productivity
  • Structuring and self-editing papers for publication

Feedback and advice on:

  • Drafts of proposals, REB applications, literature reviews, and research papers

In-kind costs

  • Initial consultation (2 hours): $300

  • Consultation or training: $75/hour

Library spaces

Rooms available for: workshops, meetings, lectures, or other events related to a research project

  • Includes: space and presentation software, and hardware

  • Media studio offers: a sound booth, editing suite, and filming studio with access to professional software and equipment (full list of is available on the media studio website

In-kind costs

  • $150/hour (meeting rooms- set up & use of presentation technology)
  • $250/day (large meeting space)
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