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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

Outcomes Reported at Yearend 2017/18

Research Facilities

Portion of RSF invested in research facilities

Maintain ability to support research facilities

Net Assignable Square Metres (NASM) devoted to research in FY17-18 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 those which will: support research to advance our understanding of microbial biology and

pathogenesis, and thereby accelerate the discovery of therapeutic leads aimed

at improving human health; and enable analysis of the large volumes of administrative data routinely collected by government and business, which will inform the development of policies aimed at improving human health and social well-being.

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 FY17-18 compared to baseline in FY15-16

Maintain high level of usage of the centre

In FY17/18 the McMaster RDC had 156 active researchers, including student users, working on 135 research projects; this is a significant increase from the previous year.  In addition, 14 publications arose from research supported by the RDC.

Management & 
Administration

of an institution's
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 a significant number of highly complex grant applications and is working to bring into operation a CFI Innovation Fund award with 30 participating institutions in support of 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 FY17-18 compared to baseline FY15-16

Maintain high level of active research projects

The Research Support Funds allowed McMaster’s Research Finance offices to provide service and support for approximately 5100 research accounts in 2017/18.

Regulatory requirements and 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 FY17-18 compared baseline FY15-16

Maintain high level of active research ethic certificates

MREB issued 410 clearance certificates in FY17-18 (250 for new applications and 160 for amendments), an increase of 15% compared to FY15-16

 

 

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 FY17-18 compared baseline FY15-16

Maintain high level of active biosafety certificates

At the end of FY 17-18 there were 220 active Biosafety certificates at McMaster, a significant increase compared to FY15-16

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, licensing revenues, and start-ups created; in FY17-18 compared to baseline FY15-16

Increase number of invention or copyright disclosures, licensing revenues, and start-ups created; in FY17-18 compared to baseline FY15-16

Disclosures = 94 (baseline 82 for 2016-17)

 Licensing revenues = $7.1M (baseline $5.45M for 2016-17)

Start-ups created=2 based on university IP (baseline 2 for 2016-17)

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
  • Juravinski Hospital 
  • Juravinski Cancer Centre
  • 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 Work & Health (Toronto, ON)