Our research

We ask and answer complex questions, generate new knowledge that is transformative and engineered for impact, and develop pathways that minimizes barriers to accessible, engaging, and responsive research.


Explore research projects at Athabasca University at every stage of the project lifecycle.

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Research chairs

Research chairs play a vital role in enhancing Athabasca University’s research enterprise, trainee development, and in attracting and retaining other exceptional researchers.

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REDCap is an online tool for building and managing surveys and databases. It allows researchers to easily gather and understand important information.

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Pure is Athabasca University’s Research Information System (RIMS). It houses a variety of research-related outcomes and activities while showcasing AU’s research excellence to our wider community.

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Strategic Research Plan

The present Strategic Research Plan for AU has enabled us to expand our research capabilities and has prepared us for the next phase of our development as a comprehensive academic research institution.

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Our research institutes

The university’s research institutes link researchers to provincial, national, and international researchers who are exploring similar subjects.

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