Institutional Performance Objectives

Research Support Fund

Total funding for 2022-2023: $3,443,744

Eligible expenditure category: Research facilities
Institutional performance objective: Continual improvement of research facilities
Indicator: Status of renovation and maintenance of research facilities
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in upgrades
Target Outcome: Completion of clean room construction in the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation

Eligible expenditure category: Research resources
Institutional performance objective: Provide researchers and administrators with access to citation indices to increase collaboration, facilitate literature searches and measure research impact
Indicator:
 Use of research metrics tool
Output: Portion of Research Support Fund to support license to a bibliometric tool offering access to research performance metrics
Target Outcomes: Continued subscription and usage of research metrics tools

Eligible expenditure category: Management and administration
Institutional performance objective: Office of Research and Innovation services will continue to provide support to researchers to identify grants and contract opportunities and prepare grant applications and improve research administration systems and processes.
Indicator: Efficiency
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in salaries of and professional development for Research Coordinators
Target Outcomes: Maintain/increase number of grant applications and contracts submitted for funding

Eligible expenditure category: Regulatory requirements and accreditation 
Institutional performance objective: Regulatory compliance with animal care
Indicator: Maintain accreditation with standards administered by CCAC Certificate
Output: Portion of grant invested in initiatives supporting regulatory requirements and accreditation
Target Outcomes: Maintain/increase support to animal care unit

Eligible expenditure category: Intellectual property and Knowledge mobilization  
Institutional performance objective: Continue to support patent applications and commercialization activities in addition to agreements or partnerships with industry
Indicator: Number of technologies reviewed
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in technology assessment
Target Outcomes: Maintain/increase the number of invention disclosures, patents, patent applications and industry partnership/agreements

Total funding for 2021-2022: $3,327,424.00

Eligible expenditure category: Research facilities
Institutional performance objective: Continual improvement of research facilities
Indicator: Status of renovation and maintenance of research facilities
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in upgrades
Target Outcome: Completion of clean room construction in the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation
Reported outcome: Due to delays related to the Covid-19 pandemic, clean room construction is ongoing

Eligible expenditure category: Research resources
Institutional performance objective: Provide researchers and administrators with access to citation indices to increase collaboration, facilitate literature searches and measure research impact
Indicator:
 Use of research metrics tool
Output: Portion of Research Support Fund to support license to a bibliometric tool offering access to research performance metrics
Target Outcomes: Continued subscription and usage of research metrics tools
Reported outcome: ORIS and Leddy Library continued to collaborate to identify areas of research strength and potential collaboration using bibliometrics captured in SciVal.

Eligible expenditure category: Management and administration
Institutional performance objective: Office of Research and Innovation services will continue to provide support to researchers to identify grants and contract opportunities and prepare grant applications and improve research administration systems and processes.
Indicator: Efficiency
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in salaries of and professional development for Research Coordinators
Target Outcomes: Maintain/increase number of grant applications and contracts submitted for funding
Reported outcome: The addition of health and science coordinators to the research services office has meant increased support for campus community

Eligible expenditure category: Regulatory requirements and accreditation 
Institutional performance objective: Regulatory compliance with animal care
Indicator: Maintain accreditation with standards administered by CCAC Certificate
Output: Portion of grant invested in initiatives supporting regulatory requirements and accreditation
Target Outcomes: Maintain/increase support to animal care unit
Reported outcome: Increased personnel support has been essential to ensuring ongoing compliance with CCAC requirements

Eligible expenditure category: Intellectual property and Knowledge mobilization  
Institutional performance objective: Continue to support patent applications and commercialization activities in addition to agreements or partnerships with industry
Indicator: Number of technologies reviewed
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in technology assessment
Target Outcomes: Maintain/increase the number of invention disclosures, patents, patent applications and industry partnership/agreements
Reported outcome: Innovation Administration Coordinator position has been essential for the University of Windsor’s increasing number of invention disclosures. In 2019-2020 we had four disclosures and in 2020-2021 we had six.

RSF Performance Objectives 2020-2021
Total funding for 2020-2021
: $3,236,220

Eligible expenditure category: Research facilities
Institutional performance objective: Continual improvement of research facilities
Indicator: Status of renovation and maintenance of research facilities
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in upgrades
Target Outcome: Completion of clean room construction in the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation
Reported outcome: Due to delays related to the Covid-19 pandemic, clean room construction is ongoing

Eligible expenditure category: Research resources
Institutional performance objective: Provide researchers and administrators with access to citation indices to increase collaboration, facilitate literature searches and measure research impact
Indicator: Use of research metrics tool
Output: Portion of Research Support Fund to support license to a bibliometric tool offering access to research performance metrics 
Target Outcomes: Continued subscription and usage of research metrics tool
Reported outcome: ORIS and Leddy Library continued to collaborate to identify areas of research strength and potential collaboration using bibliometrics captured in SciVal.

Eligible expenditure category: Management and administration
Institutional performance objective: Office of Research and Innovation services will continue to provide support to researchers to identify grants and contract opportunities and prepare grant applications and improve research administration systems and processes. Indicator: Efficiency
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in salaries of and professional development for Research Coordinators
Target Outcomes: Maintain/increase number of grant applications and contracts submitted for funding
Reported outcome: The addition of health and science coordinators to the research services office has meant increased support for campus community

Eligible expenditure category: Regulatory requirements and accreditation
Institutional performance objective: Regulatory compliance with animal care
Indicator: Maintain accreditation with standards administered by CCAC Certificate
Output: Portion of grant invested in initiatives supporting regulatory requirements and accreditation
Target Outcomes: Maintain/increase support to animal care unit
Reported outcome: Increased personnel support has been essential to ensuring ongoing compliance with CCAC requirements

Eligible expenditure category: Intellectual property and Knowledge mobilization
Institutional performance objective: Continue to support patent applications and agreements or partnerships with industry
Indicator: Number of technologies reviewed
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in technology assessment
Target Outcomes: Maintain/increase the number of invention disclosures, patents, patent applications and industry partnership/agreements
Reported outcome: Innovation Administration Coordinator position has been essential for the University of Windsor’s increasing number of invention disclosures. In 2019-2020 we had four disclosures and in 2020-2021 we had six.

Eligible expenditure category: Research facilities
Institutional performance objective: Continual improvement of research facilities
Indicator: Status of renovation and maintenance of research facilities
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in upgrades
Outcomes reported at year end: Clean room construction in the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation has begun but is delayed due to COVID-19 but has recently restarted and is expected to be completed by end of 2020

Eligible expenditure category: Research resources
Institutional performance objective: Provide researchers and administrators with access to citation indices to increase collaboration, facilitate literature searches and measure research impact
Indicator:
 Use of research metrics tool
Output: Portion of Research Support Fund to support license to a bibliometric tool offering access to research performance metrics
Outcomes reported at year end: Continued subscription and usage of research metrics tool

Eligible expenditure category: Management and administration
Institutional performance objective: Office of Research and Innovation services will continue to provide support to researchers to identify grants and contract opportunities and prepare grant applications 
Indicator: Number of grant applications and contracts submitted
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in salaries of and professional development for Health-Research Coordinator 
Outcomes reported at year end: Increased number of grant applications and contracts submitted for health-related research.

Eligible expenditure category: Regulatory requirements and accreditation 
Institutional performance objective: Maintain functionality of lab space and ensure adherence to regulation
Indicator: Maintain CCAC Certificate of Good Animal Practice
Output: Portion of grant invested in upgrades and maintenance of research facilities and equipment to meet regulatory requirements
Outcomes reported at year end: Renovations were conducted in the Animal Care facility to create new rodent housing rooms under CCAC Guidelines

Eligible expenditure category: Intellectual property and Knowledge mobilization  
Institutional performance objective: Continue to support commercialization activities by hiring a consulting firm to assess our automotive technologies for potential licensing with OEM and tier 1
Indicator: Number of technologies reviewed
Output: Portion of RSF invested in technology assessment
Outcomes reported at year end: Licensees identified for each technology assessed

Eligible expenditure category: Research facilities
Institutional performance objective: Continual improvement of research facilities
Indicator: Funds spent on custodial, security, and utilities
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in upgrades to facilities to support energy efficiency
Outcomes reported at year end: An energy audit was conducted which led to energy efficiency initiatives in research spaces

Eligible expenditure category: Research resources
Institutional performance objective: Manage and promote the institutional repository to support compliance with tri-agency Open Access Policy
Indicator: Number of works uploaded to the repository
Output: Portion of Research Support Fund to support Open Access to research (staff and IT resources)
Outcomes reported at year end: There was a 167% increase in documents uploaded to the institutional repository. The library hired a librarian to work with the library's Academic Data Centre to provide research data management services in support of the sciences

Eligible expenditure category: Management and administration
Institutional performance objective: Office of Research and Innovation services will continue to provide support to researchers to identify grants and contract opportunities and prepare grant applications 
Indicator: Number of grant applications and contracts submitted; workshop attendance
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in salaries of and professional development for Research Coordinators
Outcomes reported at year end: The number of grant application/contract submissions stayed the same. The number of events remained the same and attendance decreased by 22%.

Eligible expenditure category: Regulatory requirements and accreditation 
Institutional performance objective: Maintain functionality of lab space and ensure adherence to regulation
Indicator: Maintain CCAC Certificate of Good Animal Practice
Output: Portion of grant invested in renovations to meet CCAC regulatory requirements
Outcomes reported at year end: Repairs and upgrades were made to the mouse quarters in the barrier facility

Eligible expenditure category: Intellectual property and Knowledge mobilization  
Institutional performance objective: Continue to support commercialization activities by using an on-line platform for connecting with industry
Indicator: Number of technologies posted to IN-PART
Output: Portion of RSF invested in marketing innovation through IN-PART subscription
Outcomes reported at year end: Raised profile of the 12 technologies posted to the site and led to discussions with new companies interested in licensing.

Eligible expenditure category: Research facilities
Institutional performance objective: Continual improvement of research facilities
Indicator: Funds spent on custodial, security, and utilities
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in upgrades
Outcomes reported at year end: Fume hood replacement in Essex Hall completed

Eligible expenditure category: Research resources
Institutional performance objective: Increase awareness of funding opportunities among faculty researchers by promoting use of Research Funding Database (e.g. Pivot)
Indicator: Number of times online database is accessed
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in electronic database
Outcomes reported at year end: Research funding database website saw an 81% increase in visits

Eligible expenditure category: Management and administration
Institutional performance objective: Office of Research and Innovation services will continue to provide support to researchers to identify grants and contract opportunities and prepare grant applications
Indicator: Number of grant applications and contracts submitted. Workshop attendance
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in salaries of and professional development for Research Funding Officers who edit and submit grants
Outcomes reported at year end: 759 grants and contracts submitted. An Innovation Administration Coordinator was hired

Eligible expenditure category: Regulatory requirements and accreditation
Institutional performance objective: Maintain functionality of lab space and ensure adherence to regulations. Provide ongoing support to the Research Ethics Board
Indicator: Maintain safety levels of labs. More timely communication of certification
Output: Portion of the RSF grant invested in subscription and training
Outcomes reported at year end: Maintained compliance with regulatory standards. Continued to monitor time to clearance

Eligible expenditure category: Intellectual property and Knowledge mobilization
Institutional performance objective: Continue to support disclosure of inventions in order to evaluate potential commercial opportunities
Indicator: Number of invention disclosures annually
Output: Portion of RSF invested in to support costs of IP protection (e.g. patent costs)
Outcomes reported at year end: 2 disclosures. 1 patent issued

Eligible expenditure category: Research facilities
Institutional performance objective: Continual improvement of research facilities
Indicator: Construction of addition to Freshwater Restoration Ecology Centre addition
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in upgrades
Outcomes reported at year end: Upgrades completed and maintenance ongoing.

Eligible expenditure category: Research resources
Institutional performance objective: Increase awareness of funding opportunities among faculty researchers by promoting use of Research Funding Database (e.g. Pivot)
Indicator: Number of times online database is accessed
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in electronic database
Outcomes reported at year end: Increased usage of research funding database by 20% over previous year

Eligible expenditure category: Management and administration of an institution's research enterprise
Institutional performance objective: Office of Research and Innovation services will continue to provide support to researchers to identify grants and contract opportunities and prepare grant applications
Indicator: Number of grant applications and contracts submitted
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in salaries of and professional development for Research Funding Officers who edit and submit grants
Outcomes reported at year end: 280 external grants and contracts submitted

Eligible expenditure category: Regulatory requirements and accreditation
Institutional performance objective: Maintain functionality of lab space and ensure adherence to regulations. Provide ongoing support to the Research Ethics Board
Indicator: Maintain safety levels of labs More timely communication of certification.
Output: Portion of the RSF grant invested in subscription and training
Outcomes reported at year end: Maintained compliance with regulatory standards. Evaluation of time to completion of applications is in progress

Eligible expenditure category: Intellectual property and Knowledge mobilization
Institutional performance objective: Continue to support disclosure of inventions in order to evaluate potential commercial opportunities
Indicator: Number of invention disclosures annually
Output: Portion of RSF invested in to support costs of IP protection (e.g. patent costs)
Outcomes reported at year end: 3 disclosures

Eligible expenditure category: Research facilities
Institutional performance objective: Continual improvement of research facilities
Indicator: Upgrading of fume hoods in Essex Hall
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in upgrades
Outcomes reported at year end: 18 fume hoods repaired in 2015-2016

Eligible expenditure category: Research resources
Institutional performance objective: Increase awareness of funding opportunities among faculty researchers by renewing subscription to Research Funding Database (e.g. Pivot)
Indicator: Number of times online database is accessed
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in new electronic database
Outcomes reported at year end: Subscription was renewed in July 2015. 143 visits in 2015-2016

Eligible expenditure category: Management and administration of an institution's research enterprise
Institutional performance objective: Office of Research and Innovation services will continue to provide support to researchers to identify grants and opportunities and prepare grant applications
Indicator: Number of grant applications submitted
Output: Portion of RSF grant invested in salaries of Research Funding Officers who edit and submit grants
Outcomes reported at year end: 171 grants

Eligible expenditure category: Regulatory requirements and accreditation
Institutional performance objective: Provide training to ORIS, Research Ethics Board and Animal Care staff on research management software to effectively manage certification process
Indicator: More timely communication of certification
Output: Portion of the RSF grant invested in subscription and training
Outcomes reported at year end: The Animal Care and Research Ethics Board staff have received training and increased use of research management software

Eligible expenditure category: Intellectual property and Knowledge mobilization
Institutional performance objective: Continue to support disclosure of inventions in order to evaluate potential commercial opportunities
Indicator: Number of invention disclosures annually
Output: Portion of RSF invested in to support costs of IP protection (e.g. patent costs)
Outcomes reported at year end: 8 disclosures and 19 patents filed

Incremental Project Grants

Total funding for 2022-2023: $129,125

Project titles: Science Research Coordinator and Industrial Liaison Coordinator
IPG Priority Area: Innovation and commercialization activities
Institutional performance objective: Supporting commercialization
Indicator: Number of industry-university interactions (activities, collaborations, and projects) with area companies
Target: Increased number of interactions with outside stakeholders and increased grant application submissions

Total funding for 2021-2022: $98,762

Project titles: Science Research Coordinator and Health Research Coordinator
IPG Priority Area: Innovation and commercialization activities
Institutional performance objective: Supporting research, innovation and commercialization activities for scientists and health researchers
Indicator: Identification of funding opportunities, number of contacts with researchers and partners, workshops and information sessions and grant submissions
Outcome: Continued service excellence for growing research community

Total funding for 2020-2021: $59,173

Project title: Health Research Coordinator
IPG Priority Area: Innovation and commercialization activities
Institutional performance objective: Supporting research, innovation and commercialization activities for health researchers
Indicator: Identification of funding opportunities, number of contacts with researchers and partners, workshops and information sessions and grant submissions
Outcome: Continued service excellence for growing research community

Total funding for 2019-2020: $49,309

Project title: Health Research Coordinator
IPG Priority Area: Innovation and commercialization activities
Institutional performance objective: Supporting research, innovation and commercialization activities for health researchers
Indicator: Identification of funding opportunities, number of contacts with researchers and partners, workshops and information sessions and grant submissions
Outcome: Continued service excellence for growing research community