What is the Research Portal?

The Athabasca University Research Portal allows researchers to collaborate with team members and administrators and provides central processing for all research-related applications.

All research applications must be submitted through the Research Portal for review and approval:

  • Research Ethics Board applications for approval of research projects involving human participants
  • internal funding applications
  • external funding applications

The portal also allows you to track your applications as they move through the approval process.

Accessing the Research Portal

You must have a Research Portal account to access the portal. You can create an account if you don't have one.

If you are using the portal for the first time, or if it has been a while since you used it, please review the instructions specific to your situation before you begin your application or review.

How to log in

  1. Go to the Research Portal
  2. Enter your username (your email address) and password.
  3. Click the Login button.

Lost password

If you have forgotten your password, enter your email address in the username field and click the Reset Password button. You will receive an email from research_portal@athabascau.ca with the subject line Re: Researcher Portal Registration Confirmation. If you do not receive this email, check your spam filters.

  1. Copy the confirmation code in the email, and follow the link provided. The confirmation code is for 1-time use only.
  2. Paste the code into the Confirmation code box.
    • If your confirmation code doesn't work, make sure there is no space before or after the code.
  3. Choose a password that meets the following minimum requirements:
    • 8–16 characters long
    • 1 uppercase letter (A–Z)
    • 1 lowercase letter (a–z)
    • 1 number (0–9)
  4. Re-enter your password in the Confirm Password box.
  5. Click the Confirm button.
Screenshot of Research Portal

Athabasca University gratefully acknowledges the financial contribution of the federal government's Research Support Fund, which offsets the annual costs associated with hosting and maintaining the AU Research Portal.

Updated June 29, 2022 by Digital & Web Operations (web_services@athabascau.ca)