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Institutional Performance Objectives 2016-2017

McMaster’s Performance Objectives for the Research Support Fund

 

Eligible Program expenditure categoryOutputPerformance ObjectivePerformance Indicator Target OutcomeOutcomes Reported at Year End
Research Facilities Portion of RSF invested in research facilities Maintain ability to support research facilities Net Assignable Square Metres (NASM) devoted to research in FY16-17 compared baseline FY15-16 Maintain high level of NASM devoted to research As a research intensive university, McMaster dedicates a significant amount of its space to facilitating excellence in research across a range of disciplines. For example, new facilities in development include that which will support research enabling unique and definitive advanced characterization of structures at the nano scale; and research into technologies that will integrate electricity, thermal, transportation and fuel systems into smart community energy nodes.
Research Resources Portion of RSF invested in the RDC@McMaster.  As part of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network, RDC@McMaster  provides convenient access to confidential individual-level Statistics Canada data in a secure environment.  Maintain high level of usage of RDC@McMaster Average # of researchers per month using the centre, number of projects underway, and publications reported; in FY16-17 compared to baseline in FY15-16 Maintain high level of usage of the centre The McMaster RDC had on average 135 users/month in 2016/17, including student users; this is a 14% increase from the previous year.  In addition, there was an average of 82 contracts active in each month, a 12% increase from the previous year. 13 publications arose from research supported by the RDC.

Management &
Administration of Research Enterprise 

Portion of RSF invested in Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS) Increased involvement in development of large inter-institutional applications

Successful submission of large scale inter-institutional applications

Successful large scale inter-institutional research programs

ROADS submitted an unprecedented number of highly complex grant applications and helped to bring into operation 2 CFI MSI awards supporting inter-institutional research: the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy and the Canadian Research Data Centre Network

 

  Portion of RSF invested in McMaster Research Finance and Health Research Finance offices

Maintain institution's ability to support existing research post award activity

Number of active research projects in FY16-17 compared baseline FY15-16

Maintain high level of active research projects

The number of active research projects supported by McMaster’s Research Finance departments in 2016/17 exceeded the previous year by ~22%
 

Portion of RSF invested to support the Research Administration Module in PeopleSoft (MOSAIC)

Enhancements to Research Project Statement

Automatic generation of Research Project Statements on a monthly basis with e-mail notification to award holders

Go live in FY16-17 of enhancements to Research Project Statement

Recent enhancements to McMaster’s MOSAIC system enabled the automatic generation of Research Project Statements

Regulatory Requirements & Accreditation

 

Portion of RSF invested in regulatory requirements and accreditation

 

McMaster Research Ethics Board (MREB) maintains institution's ability to support ethics compliance activities

Number of active ethics certificates in FY16-17 compared baseline FY15-16

Maintain high level of active research ethic certificates

MREB issued 273 clearance certificates for new applications and 123 for amendments, an increase of over 10% and 15% respectively over the previous year

 

 

McMaster's Biosafety Committee maintains institution's ability to meet the Human Pathogen and Toxins Act and the Canadian Biosafety Standard

Number of active biosafety certificates in FY16-17 compared baseline FY15-16

Maintain high level of active biosafety certificates

166 McMaster Biosafety approvals provided for awarded projects, more than double that of the previous year

 

Intellectual Property & Knowledge Mobilization Portion of RSF invested in McMaster industry Liaison Office (MILO)

Maintain MILO's ability to evaluate, protect, and market intellectual property (IP) generated at the university to support commercialization; and license McMaster IP to existing or start-up companies

Number of invention or copyright disclosures, licensing revenues, and start-ups created; in FY16-17 compared to baseline FY15-16

Increase number of invention or copyright disclosures, licensing revenues, and start-ups created; in FY16-17 compared to baseline FY15-16

 

82 invention or copyright disclosures, including a higher number of new faculty disclosures over previous years; 184 licenses generated revenue, an 8% increase over previous year; 3 researcher-led start-ups were initiated. McMaster, through the Forge, has made student entrepreneurship a priority.  40 student-led start-ups began this year, compared to 25 the previous year

 

 

List of Affiliates

Below is a list of the institutions that McMaster has current affiliation agreements with:

  • Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation (Hamilton, ON) 
  • St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton (Hamilton, ON)
  • Chedoke Hospital (Hamilton, ON)
  • Hamilton General Hospital
  • Hamilton Civic Hospital  (renamed Hamilton General Hospital as per above)
  • Juravinski Hospital 
  • Juravinski Cancer Centre
  • Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre (renamed Juravinski Cancer Centre as per above)
  • McMaster Children's Hospital (Hamilton, ON)
  • McMaster University Medical Centre (Hamilton, ON)
  • St. Peter's Hospital (Hamilton, ON)
  • Urgent Care Centre (Hamilton, ON)
  • West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (Grimsby, ON)
  • Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (Toronto, ON)
  • Institute for Work & Health (Toronto, ON)