Research Support Fund

Queen’s University intends to use its Research Support Fund grant for 2021-22 for the payment of expenditures related to indirect costs attributed to federally sponsored research under the following five categories in the amounts stated.

Categories

Expenditures

Research Facilities

$3,100,000

Research Resources

$1,100,000

Management and Administration of the research enterprise

$2,783,000

Regulatory Requirements and Accreditation

$680,039

Intellectual Property and Knowledge Mobilization

$550,000

2020-2021 Institutional Objectives

The table below lists the performance indicators and target outcomes for these activities for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

Eligible expenditure category

Institutional performance objective

Indicator

Output

Outcomes reported at year-end

Research facilities

Support and enhance world-class laboratory-based research and increase research intensity and national position.

Laboratories refurbished and/or maintained to meet the needs of new research development

 

Portion of Research Support Fund grant invested refurbishing and/or maintaining laboratories

Square metres of laboratory space maintained and/or refurbished

Research resources

Support the student research experience and training; and support research prominence of faculty members and post-doctoral fellows

Library resources available to the research community at Queen’s

Portion of Research Support Fund used to support the library research holdings and to maintain subscriptions to electronic journals and databases critical to faculty and student research

Number of library resources supported and/or purchased

Management and administration of an institution's research enterprise

Provide faculty support services to enhance faculty and staff productivity, research and retention

Research administration services provided by the Vice-Principal (Research) and Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) service units, e.g., University Research Services, and Research Accounting

Portion of Research Support Fund used to support the research administration service units within the Vice-Principal Research and Vice-Principal Finance and Administration portfolios

Number of:

- research proposals submitted

- research accounts opened and monitored

- full-time staff supporting research administration services

- electronic research administration and ERP systems implemented and/or sustained

Compliance with Tri-Agency financial policies and guidelines

Regulatory requirements and accreditation

Provide faculty support services to enhance faculty and staff productivity, research and retention

Review and approval services provided by the Research Ethics Boards (REBs) and the University Animal Care Committee (UACC)

Portion of Research Support Fund used to support the REBs (General and Health Sciences) and the functions of the UACC

Number of:

- human ethics protocol approved and renewed by the REBs

- animal use protocols approved and renewed by the UACC

- full-time employees supporting the REBs and UACC

Compliance with CCAC Guidelines and Tri-Agency policies

Intellectual property

Provide support to facilitate impact of research outcomes through innovation, collaborations with industry, and knowledge translation.

Contract review services provided by Industry Partnerships, which supports researchers’ ability to advance their discoveries to the public and market

Portion of Research Support Fund used to support the protection of intellectual property, which may lead to commercialization opportunities

Number of:

- research contracts executed

- Invention disclosures

- License/Option agreements

- Patents Filed/Issued


2019-2020 Research Support Fund (RSF) Outcomes

Federal Indirect Costs Program 2019-20 Queen's University (excluding affiliates*)

 

 

Breakdown of Distribution Across Queen’s and Affiliates

Queen's University

$8,671,796

 

Affiliated Hospitals

$373,148 $9,044,944

Other Affiliates*

  $1,057,959

Total RSF & IPG

 

$10,102,903

Affiliated Hospitals: Kingston Health Sciences Centre (formerly Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital) and Providence Care

Other Affiliate*: Canadian Microelectronics Corporation

The table below lists performance indicators and target outcomes for these activities for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020, in comparison to the previous Fiscal Years.

Eligible expenditure category

Institutional performance objective

Indicator

Output

Outcomes reported at year-end
2019-20 *
Outcomes reported at year-end 
2018-2019 *
Outcomes reported at year-end 
2017-2018 *
Outcomes reported at year-end 
2016-2017 *

Research facilities

Support and enhance world-class laboratory-based research and increase research intensity and national position.

Laboratories refurbished and/or maintained to meet the needs of new research development

 

Portion of Research Support Fund grant invested refurbishing and/or maintaining laboratories

40,882 square metres of laboratory space maintained and 2,077 square metres were refurbished

37,500 square metres of laboratory space maintained and 2,300 square metres were refurbished

37,500 square metres of laboratory space maintained and 1,949 square metres were refurbished

37,500 square metres of laboratory space maintained and
1,336 square metres were refurbished

Research resources

Support the student research experience and training; and support research prominence of faculty members and post-doctoral fellows

Library resources available to the research community at Queen’s

Portion of Research Support Fund used to support the library research holdings and to maintain subscriptions to electronic journals and databases critical to faculty and student research

The library purchased and/or supported:

3,216,742 total titles

1,025,906 ebooks

129,308 ejournals

Facilitating the following transactions critical to faculty and student research:

86,462 circulations of print materials

2,451,751 downloads of ejournal articles

11,652 responses to research enquiries

The library purchased and/or supported:

3,038,764 total titles

976,866 ebooks

141,309 ejournals

Facilitating the following transactions critical to faculty and student research:

98,283 circulations of print materials

2,657,700 downloads of ejournal articles

16,136 responses to research enquiries

The library purchased and/or supported:

2,958,498 total titles

880,913 ebooks

119,922 ejournals

Facilitating the following transactions critical to faculty and student research:

99,826 circulations of print materials

2,752,700 downloads of ejournal articles

14,395 responses to research enquiries

The library purchased and/or supported:

2,896,178 total titles

 

781,527 ebooks

102,607 ejournals

Facilitating the following transactions critical to
faculty and student
research:

120,385 circulations of print materials

2,620,137 downloads of ejournal articles

15,319 responses to
research enquiries

Management and administration of an institution's research enterprise

Provide faculty support services to enhance faculty and staff productivity, research and retention

Research administration services provided by the Vice-Principal (Research) and Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) service units, e.g., University Research Services, and Research Accounting

Portion of Research Support Fund used to support the research administration service units within the Vice-Principal Research and Vice-Principal Finance and Administration portfolios

1152 new research grant proposals were submitted,

924 new research accounts opened,

33 full-time staff supporting research administration services (excluding human and animal ethics, IP, contract negotiation)

Compliance with Tri-Agency financial policies and guidelines

1023 new research grant proposals were submitted,

825 new research accounts opened,

45 full-time staff supporting research administration services (excluding human and animal ethics, IP, contract negotiation)

Compliance with Tri-Agency financial policies and guidelines

1114 new research grant proposals were submitted,

781 new research accounts opened,

46 full-time staff supporting research administration services (excluding human and animal ethics, IP, contract negotiation)

Compliance with Tri-Agency financial policies and guidelines

998 new research grant proposals were submitted,

794 new research accounts opened,

42 full-time staff supporting
research administration services (excluding human and animal ethics, IP, contract negotiation)

Compliance with Tri-Agency financial policies and guidelines

Regulatory requirements and accreditation

Provide faculty support services to enhance faculty and staff productivity, research and retention

Review and approval services provided by the Research Ethics Boards (REBs) and the University Animal Care Committee (UACC)

Portion of Research Support Fund used to support the REBs (General and Health Sciences) and the functions of the UACC

1,985 HSREB ethics protocols approved and/or renewed

1,215 GREB ethics protocols approved and/or renewed

135 animal use protocols approved and/or renewed

9 full-time staff supporting the Ethics Boards and UACC

Compliance with CCAC Guidelines and Tri-Agency policies

2,193 HSREB ethics protocols approved and/or renewed

1,169 GREB ethics protocols approved and/or renewed

158 animal use protocols approved and/or renewed

8 full-time staff supporting the Ethics Boards and UACC

Compliance with CCAC Guidelines and Tri-Agency policies

2,231 HSREB ethics protocols approved and/or renewed

1,118 GREB ethics protocols approved and/or renewed

141 animal use protocols approved and/or renewed

8 full-time staff supporting the Ethics Boards and UACC

Compliance with CCAC Guidelines and Tri-Agency policies

2,160 HSREB ethics
protocols approved and/or renewed,

1,094 GREB ethics
protocols approved and/or renewed,

131 animal use protocols
approved and/or
renewed

8 full-time staff supporting the Ethics Boards and UACC

Compliance with CCAC Guidelines and Tri-Agency policies

Intellectual property

Provide support to facilitate impact of research outcomes through innovation, collaborations with industry, and knowledge translation.

Contract review services provided by Industry Partnerships, which supports researchers’ ability to advance their discoveries to the public and market

Portion of Research Support Fund used to support the protection of intellectual property, which may lead to commercialization opportunities

883 contracts to support research were executed,

40 invention disclosures were processed,

3 license / option agreements finalized,

41 new patent applications were filed

21 patents were issued

21 full-time staff

943 contracts to support research were executed,

38 invention disclosures were processed,

5 license / option agreements finalized,

16 new patent applications were filed

13 full-time staff

840 contracts to support research were executed,

59 invention disclosures were processed,

7 license / option agreements finalized,

26 new patent applications were filed

13 full-time staff

743 contracts to support research were executed,

46 invention disclosures were processed,

7 license / option agreements finalized,

29 new patent applications were filed

13 full-time staff

*Note: These outcome values represent the total investments made by the University in the five categories. The RSF funds provide approximately 17% of the cost of these investments, while the remainder is borne by the University.