RSF Performance Objectives: 2016-17

Eligible Program Expenditure Category Output (% Investment of RSF grant funds) Institutional Performance Objective

Performance Indicator

(Baseline:  for the year ending March 31, 2017)

 Target Outcomes

Report outcome (linked to Performance Indicator) – Baseline Year:  2016-17

Research Facilities

Projected % of RSF grant in supporting operation  and maintenance of research facilities:  27%

  • Establish/maintain/enhance facilities to attract and retain top researchers and research partners
  • Sustain the effective operation of research facilities at affiliated institutions
  • Overall area of  space allocated to research
  • # of LUIL technicians supporting Tri-Agency funded researchers 
  • Overall number of clients served by LUIL
  • Maintain/increase the amount of research space
  • Researchers productivity enhanced
  • Increase number of internal and external clients
  • Space:  8071.85 m2
  • 5 technicians (2 full time, 2 part-time, 1 scientist)
  • Clients:  56 faculty members + 18 external clients = 74
Research Resources RSF grant invested in supporting operation of research resources: 4%
  • Continue to support world-class digital content in library
  • Total number of views/downloads accessing digital content in the library:  total usage from April 2016 to March 2017
  • Maintain access to CRKN digital content network in the library
  • 482,003 views/downloads

Management and Administration of Research Enterprise

Projected % of RSF grant invested in research administration, training, tools, systems, and processes:  36%

  • Improve application success rates with Tri-Agency programs
  • Continue to support best-practices in research administration services
  • Maintenance of electronic database systems to support research management
  • Success rates and amounts awarded:  Major Tri-agency grants
  • Number of researchers participating in internal enhancement programs and total number of workshops held.
  • Number of electronic database systems to support research management
  • Increased Tri-Council success rates


  • Expansion of  electronic database systems to support research management

Success rates:

  • CIHR:  Foundation/Project - 0%
  • NSERC: DG – 41%
  • NSERC:  RTI – 25%
  • SSHRC – IG – 0%
  • SSHRC – IDG – 33%


  • Enhancement Programs/Workshops: 10 participants in 2016-17(SSHRC Enhancement Program)) and  total number of workshops held:  10
  • 3 electronic database systems to support research management (ROMEO, subscriptions to Pivot and Grant Connect)
Regulatory Requirements and Accreditation  Projected % of RSF grant invested in ethics administration, training and compliance: 25%
  • Maintain compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Support growth in number of applications and varied methodologies
  • % of researchers compliant with TCPS2
  • % of researchers   compliant with OMAFRA and CCAC regulations (active GAP Certificate)
  • Maintain efficient review turnaround times
  • Increased %  of researchers compliant with TCPS2
  • Increased % of researchers compliant with OMAFRA/CCAC
  • Hiring of part-time Ethics Administrator
  • 95% compliance with TCPS2
  • 98% compliance with CCAC/OMAFRA
  • REB protocol submissions:  176; ACC protocol submissions:  12 (active GAP certificate)
  • # of administrators dedicated to ethical compliance:  1.5
Intellectual Property Projected % of RSF invested in supporting intellectual property development and management: 8%
  • Maintain support for innovators and entrepreneurs
  • New invention disclosures
  • New patent applications, patents, licenses
  • New start-up companies
  • Percentage increase in the number of invention disclosures, patents, patent applications, licenses,  and start-up companies
  • New invention disclosures: 7
  • New patent applications, patents, licenses: 11
  • New start-up companies:  0