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Institutional Performance Objectives 2018-2019

McMaster’s Performance Objectives for the Research Support Fund

 

Eligible Program expenditure category

Output

Performance Objective

Performance Indicator 

Target Outcome

Research Facilities

Portion of RSF invested in research facilities

Maintain ability to support research facilities

Net Assignable Square Metres (NASM) devoted to research in FY18/19 compared to FY17/18

Maintain high level of NASM devoted to research

Research Resources

Portion of RSF invested in support of the University libraries

Maintain high level of access to digital and print library resources

Library resource expenditures in FY18/19 compared to FY 16/17

Maintain high level of library resource expenditures

Management & 
Administration

of an institution's
research enterprise

Portion of RSF invested in research ethics administration system

Improvement in research ethics administration system

Increased efficiency and easier navigation of the ethics approval process

Successful launch of the new research ethics administration system in September 2018

Regulatory requirements and accreditation

Portion of RSF invested in regulatory requirements and accreditation

McMaster Research Ethics Board (MREB) provides ethics training on non-medical research involving human participants for members of McMaster’s research community

Number of training sessions conducted in FY18/19 compared to FY17/18

Maintain the number of training sessions conducted

Intellectual property and 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, number of licenses or licensing revenues, and projects supported with commercial potential or start-ups created; in FY18-19 compared to FY17-18

Increase or maintain number of invention or copyright disclosures, licenses executed or licensing revenues, and funded projects with commercial potential or start-ups created; in FY18-19 compared to FY17-18