Developing a Program
of Research

An Essential Process for a Successful Research Career

Nancy Edwards (Editor) & Susan Roelofs (Assistant Editor)
CHNET Press / 2018

An indispensable resource for early- and mid-career researchers in academic and non-academic settings. This is the first practical guide to creating, evolving, and sustaining a successful program of research in applied health, social sciences, and education fields.

With insights from established and experienced researchers, this book serves as both a practical hand­book and a behind-the-scenes look at how to develop a program of research.

  • Enriched with practical exer­cises, international case studies and thought-provoking questions.
  • Discover how accomplished researchers from a variety of disciplines developed their programs of research, built interdisciplinary networks, and worked with decision-makers to maximize research impact.
  • Learn how to navigate the key roles and structures of research centres and institutes.
  • Develop an understanding of the interplay between the priorities of funding agencies and researchers’ programs of research.

This is the essential guide for anyone who is explor­ing—or revisiting—the challenging and rewarding process of developing a research program. It is also valuable reading for those who lead organizational research units, centres, and institutes, and for those who educate and mentor early- and mid-career researchers.

Proceeds from sales of the book support the University of Ottawa Stephen D. Latté Award for Research Excellence