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The Research Administration Portfolio

Below is a brief overview of the research administration units. For more detailed information about how each of these units is moving our research portfolio forward with integrity, please explore their respective web pages in the menu items About ROADS, About MILO, About Research Finance and About Health Research Services. Additionally, we have provided the results of our 2011 Researcher Survey, researcher workshops and information about Infrastructure Operating Funds.

The Research Administration Portfolio

Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS)

The ROADS Development Unit supports researchers through the identification of funding opportunities, provision of information sessions, and review and editing of grant submissions. The ROADS Administration and Support Unit provides assistance with selected budget development, assists in managing McMaster's allocation for identified programs, and ensures that researchers and the University are protected through funding agreements and compliance with agency and institutional policy.

For information, resources, forms, and answers to Frequently Asked questions about research ethics policies and the Research Ethics Board.

McMaster Industrial Liaison Office (MILO)


Research Finance

The team of experienced professionals in Research Finance will help you access the grant money you’ve been awarded and assist you in adhering to university policies, the terms of the grant agreement and granting agency rules.

Health Research Services
The Health Research Services Office (HRS) provides advice and administrative support to process operating and personnel grants, manages research resources and administers the ethics review process for medical research involving human and animal subjects.

Health Sciences Research Finance
The people of Health Sciences Research Finance provide a wide range of financial services to researchers in the Faculty of Health Sciences, including those located at affiliated hospitals.
Health Sciences Research Finance's services include authorization of expenditures, cheque deposits, account management, and preparation of financial statements.

Units that also report to the Vice-President, Research & International Affairs

Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs facilitates exchange agreements, establishes institutional linkages and coordinates externally funded international projects and programmes concerned with collaborative research, education and human resource development.


Research High Performance Computing

The Research & High-Performance Computing Support group provides various levels of computing support to the research and high-performance computing communities at McMaster, including desktop and server system administration, web application programming, and data visualization programming.