Performance Objectives: Research Support Fund, Incremental Project Grant, and Research Security
- Past Years
RSF Total Grant Amounts and Allocation Per Category
Incremental Project Grant amounts: Investments for 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 were made in information resources to expand research data storage and security, as well as improve and meet software requirements. For example, commonly used software licenses were purchased for Qualtrics; NVivo and NVivo for Teams; SPSS; MATLAB; STATA SE and made available to all campus researchers. Also, a new secure server was built and Citrix ShareFile software installed. This combination of hardware and software, ensures from a security stand point, complete control over the security of the data since it is stored on campus. The Citrix ShareFile further responds to researchers’ information security requirements by enabling a secure connection for their research partners and collaborators around the world to access that data, if so required. Finally, a purpose-built research software development pilot was launched to met the needs of unique research programs.
In 2022-2023, the University focused on enhancing the research post-award support services that exist centrally and in the Faculties and Departments by establishing a Research Post-Award (RPA). This Service team to help researchers who hold external awards (i.e. grants and contracts) navigate the various policies, processes, laws, and practices associated with research-related expenditures, as established by the University, research sponsors, and legislative bodies at the provincial and federal levels. The RPA team allows researchers to channel the time and money they would otherwise have spent in post-award administration into their innovative research programs, thereby augmenting their positive transformative impacts on our local, national, and global communities.
Category 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 Information Resources $205,417 $205,417 $382,545 $513,199 532,053
With the dedicated Research Security funding, Carleton supported researchers in navigating the international and domestic research partnership landscape, specifically forging and fostering such relationships and initiatives with the goal of enabling our faculty members, post-doctoral fellows and students to remain on the cutting edge of innovation and scholarship, while safeguarding the research and its outcomes. In year one of this three year project, partial full-time employees of a number of resources within VPRI will be allocated to support Risk Assessment Checklist Completion, Risk Mitigation Plan Development, and Security Clearance submissions. Depending on the context, this involves detailed review of planned research activities, carrying out due diligence using various tools, referring to internal policies and processes, iterative review, detailed review of planned research activities, meetings with researchers, advising, and liaison with internal resources. It also includes education and awareness raising activities such organising workshops, preparing training resources and tools, and engagement with law enforcement and other government agencies.
IPG Category 2022-2023 Research Security $270,985
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