Centre for Research & Innovation Support

What do I need before I can begin?

No information is required to begin. To learn more about CRIS programs and services, please visit the CRIS website.

What You Need To Know

The Centre for Research and Innovation Support (CRIS) is a researcher-centric resource hub providing access to tools, training, and expertise across the University of Toronto’s (U of T’s) three campuses. CRIS is a partnership launched by the Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation, the U of T Libraries, and Information Technology Services.

The following services and supports are currently accessible through the CRIS website.

  • Resource Hub: A self-serve catalogue providing access to tools to support researchers to conduct and administer research, and easily find services and offices that offer research and innovation expertise.
  • Spotlight: A curated set of resources on topics related to emerging issues identified by the U of T research and innovation community (e.g. Resources for Conducting COVID-19 Research)
  • Research Roundup: A weekly digest of key research & innovation communications
  • Training & Events Calendar: A central point for accessing research and innovation-related training events

The following CRIS services and supports are currently in development.

  • CRIS Programming, including training in emergent areas
  • Collaboration Space: A newly renovated flexible space at the Gerstein Science Information Centre, with two multi-functional rooms for collaborative work and training
  • Navigation Service: A consultation service for faculty to help them find appropriate research and innovation supports

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  • Deliver a researcher-centric hub with core supports that include training and events, a Resource Hub, and collaborative meeting space.

VPRI Contact


Vinita Haroun

Director, Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS)
Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS)
(416) 946-0049

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