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Research Support Fund

The Research Support Fund helps Canadian post-secondary institutions pay for the indirect costs of research. By reducing the financial burden of hidden expenses such as lighting and heating, this program allows researchers to devote their energy to cutting-edge discoveries and excellence.

Whether it be the salaries of staff who provide administrative support for monitoring grants and helping our professor-researchers prepare grant applications, these hidden, or «indirect», costs of research represent a significant challenge for Canadian institutions.

The Government of Canada introduced the Indirect Costs Program, now called Research Support Fund, in 2003 in order to assist post-secondary institutions with these real and necessary costs. This program, which is permanent, provides Canadian universities and colleges with an annual grant to help pay for a portion of their indirect research costs.

Regardless of whether the funds are used for the maintenance of libraries, laboratories or research networking spaces, the aim of the program is the same: to ensure the ability of Canadian research institutions to operate at the leading edge.

Every year, the federal government invests in research projects through its three granting agencies:

The Research Support Fund reinforces this research investment by helping institutions ensure that their federally funded research projects are conducted in world-class facilities with the best equipment and administrative support available.

 

Research security

In the 2022 Federal Budget , the Government of Canada introduced new funding opportunities through the Research Support Fund (RSF) to further support activities pertaining to the indirect costs of research security, and to support the National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships.

The investments in research security will provide $125 million over a five-year period, starting in 2022-23, and $25 million ongoing each year, in addition to the existing investments for the RSF and Incremental Grant Projects (IPGs).

Research security constitutes now a fifth priority area of the IPGs. These investments are aligned with the RSF’s objectives aiming to help Canadian postsecondary institutions ensuring that their federally funded research projects are conducted in world-class facilities, with the best equipment and administrative support available. By directing funds to specific investments, and to annual or multiyear projects initiated by institutions, research security funding will help building capacity within postsecondary institutions to identify, assess and mitigate the potential risks to research security.

Research security funding is calculated as a percentage of each institution’s eligible direct research funding amounts above $2 million. Funding is awarded for one year only. Institutions must re-apply each year and meet all terms and conditions to continue receiving funds. Research security funding will be calculated and dispersed to institutions separately from the RSF and IPG allocations. The funds granted to institutions should be used to build capacity to identify, assess and mitigate potential risks to research security, in support of the full implementation of the National Security Guidelines on Research Partnerships. Institutions must spend the funds in the year of the award and report on the use of these funds annually. Research security funds can be used to support multiyear projects whose outcomes will be available only at the end of a longer period of up to three years. The application allows the institution to apply for funding for the next phase of the project, providing that it continues to meet reporting and eligibility requirements.

 

Allocation of the Research Support Fund between the main expenditure areas

Select a period to see how the funding was allocated between the main expenditure areas 

Research Support Fund 2023-2024

In 2023-2024, HEC Montréal expects to receive $1,599,104 in RSF from the Government of Canada to help pay for a portion of its indirect research costs. This funding is expected to be distributed between the main expenditure areas appearing in the figure above. In addition, HEC Montréal expects $22,245 from the Government of Canada to be dedicated to Research Security.

Research Support Fund 2022-2023

In 2022-2023, HEC Montréal received funding totalling $1,560,574 from the Government of Canada to help pay for a portion of its indirect research costs. This funding was distributed between the main expenditure areas appearing in the figure above. In addition, HEC Montréal received $22,095 from the Government of Canada to be dedicated to Research Security.

For 2023-2024, HEC Montréal expects to receive $1,599,104 in RSF and $22,245 for Research Security.

Research Support Fund 2021-2022

In 2021-2022, HEC Montréal received funding of $1,444,906 from the Government of Canada to help pay for a portion of its indirect research costs. This funding was allocated between the main expenditure areas appearing in the above figure.

For 2022-2023, HEC Montréal expects to receive $1,560,574.

Fond soutien à la recherche

In 2020-2021, HEC Montréal received funding of $1,351,345 from the Government of Canada to help pay for a portion of its indirect research costs. This funding was allocated between the main expenditure areas appearing in the above figure.

For 2021-2022, HEC Montréal expects to receive $1,444, 906.

Fond soutien à la recherche

In 2019-2020, HEC Montréal received funding of $1,132,429 from the Government of Canada to help pay for a portion of its indirect research costs. This funding was allocated between the main expenditure areas appearing in the above figure.

For 2020-2021, HEC Montréal expects to receive $1,351,345.

Fond soutien à la recherche 2018-2019

In 2018-2019, HEC Montréal received funding of $964, 416 from the Government of Canada to help pay for a portion of its indirect research costs. This funding was allocated between the main expenditure areas appearing in the above figure.

For 2019-2020, HEC Montréal expects to receive $1,132, 429.

Fond soutien à la recherche 2017-2018

In 2017-2018, HEC Montréal received funding of $915,475 from the Government of Canada to help pay for a portion of its indirect research costs. This funding was allocated between the main expenditure areas appearing in the above figure.

For 2018-2019, HEC Montréal expects to receive $964, 416.

Fond soutien à la recherche 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, HEC Montréal received funding of $950,692 from the Government of Canada to help pay for a portion of its indirect research costs. This funding was allocated between the main expenditure areas appearing in the above figure.

For 2017-2018, HEC Montréal expects to receive $915,475.

Fond soutien à la recherche 2015-2016

In 2015-2016, HEC Montréal received funding of $929,211 from the Government of Canada to help pay for a portion of its indirect research costs. This funding was allocated between the main expenditure areas appearing in the above figure.

For 2016-2017, HEC Montréal expects to receive $950,692.


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Expenditure Areas

Expenditure areas
Research Facilities The grant helps to maintain the quality of technical support for research laboratories and offices and offsets a portion of the actual expenditures related to their operating costs.
Research Resources

The Research Support Fund grant supports the maintenance of research resources. For example, HEC Montréal boasts one of the best existing bilingual business library. This library is known for its vast digital collection and resources.

The grant helps offset the cost of acquiring electronic subscriptions.

Management and Administration of the Institution’s Research Enterprise

A significant proportion of the grant is allocated to expenses related to the salaries of Research Office staff, notably for staff who provide administrative support for monitoring grants and helping our professor-researchers prepare grant applications.

Thanks to the Research Support Fund grant, the Research Office can offer researchers access to the best resources and services in research grant management. This funding is essential for maintaining our research activities and ensuring our capacity to recruit the necessary expertise to respond to the numerous requests we receive from our researchers.

Regulatory Requirements and Accreditation Research ethics is a constantly evolving field, and to make sure that our researchers comply with ethical requirements, HEC Montréal is committed to giving the Research Ethics Board (REB) the human, financial and material resources it needs to fulfil its mission of defining and implementing a policy that meets the requirements of Canada’s three granting agencies.


Intellectual Property

The Research and Knowledge Transfer Office is responsible for the enforcement of policies relating to intellectual property.

The grant covers a portion of the cost of administrative support for administering partnership agreements, developing business opportunities, and commercializing academic research.

Research Security

The growing threats to post-secondary education sector, and more specifically to scientific research, makes Research Security a strategic issue for our institution, both in terms of legal compliance and data protection. Funding from the Canadian Government allows HEC Montréal to put in place clear and sound research security measures to protect data, research infrastructures and people involved in research. The federal government's research security fund allows us to meet these objectives by supporting training and awareness of research security issues in our community, as well as funding the establishment of a committee responsible for defining and implementing specific actions to be taken to better detect and mitigate risks in our relations and partnership with external organization, both foreign and domestic.

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Impact of Research Support Fund Grant

HEC Montréal has experienced a global increase in its research activities over the past years. The funding offered by the Research Support Fund allows it to make the additional investments needed to improve research resources and adequately maintain the infrastructure that is essential to creating a high-quality research environment.

A lack of funding for indirect research costs would greatly compromise the quality, the timely production of results and the benefits of research projects at HEC Montréal.

Progress Report on Performance Objectives

Select a period to see the progress report on performance objectives  
Research facilities
Institutional performance objective Optimize spaces in regards to research needs (library, laboratories, offices of researchers and their students)
Indicator Optimal layout/ organization of research spaces
Output Proportion of the Research Support Fund grant dedicated to the operating costs of research spaces
Outcomes reported at year end To be provided by June 30, 2024

RESEARCH Resources
Institutional performance objective Maintain electronic subscriptions (databases, books and scientific journals) used by researchers and identified as essential by the community
Indicator Amount dedicated to electronic subscriptions
Output Proportion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the payment of electronic subscriptions
Outcomes reported at year end To be provided by June 30, 2024

Management and administration
Institutional performance objective Provide administrative and financial support services of the highest quality to meet research needs.
Indicator Grants obtained for the current period
Output Proportion of the Research Support Fund invested in the remuneration of the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office (RKTO) team
Outcomes reported at year end To be provided by June 30, 2024

Regulatory requirements and accreditation
Institutional performance objective Improve the efficiency of the certification application management by the Research Ethics Board (REB)
Indicator Time allocated to process/ approve applications
Output Proportion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the salaries of Research Ethics Board employees, which allows HEC Montréal to invest in the accreditation application management system (NAGANO)
Outcomes reported at year end To be provided by June 30, 2024

Intellectual property
Institutional performance objective Continue supporting research knowledge transfer and partnership development
Indicator Number of research contracts
Output Proportion of the Research Support Fund grant dedicated to the employee in charge of the protection of intellectual property.
Outcomes reported at year end

To be provided by June 30, 2024


Sécurité de la recherche – 22 245 $ (subsidized portion)
Project 1: Building awareness for HEC Montréal’s professors and researchers on research security issues
Expected funding 12 245 $
Institutional performance objective Development of a Guide for Secure and Sound Research Data Management and a Research Security Awareness Workshop
Indicator Number of Guide for Secure and Sound Research Data Management views and attendees to the awareness workshop

Output

Proportion of the Research Security funding dedicated to this initiative

Outcomes reported at year end

To be provided by June 30, 2024
Project 2: Protecting data, infrastructure and people involved in research
Expected funding 10 000 $
Institutional performance objective Formation of a committee to ensure risk mitigation and detection of security issues in the School's relationships with its research partners
Indicator Identification of criteria to evaluate the security of research with our research partners.

Output

Proportion of the Research Security funding dedicated to this initiative

Outcomes reported at year end

To be provided by June 30, 2024

Research facilities
Institutional performance objective Optimize spaces in regards to research needs (library, laboratories, offices of researchers and their students)
Indicator Optimal layout/ organization of research spaces
Output Proportion of the Research Support Fund grant dedicated to the operating costs of research spaces
Outcomes reported at year end Maintenance costs for the Louis-Collins building, where the largest UX lab in North America is located (HEC Montreal’s Tech3Lab), are covered by the Research Support Fund (RSF) grant (4% of RSF in 2022-2023). This building enables us to centralize most research activities of the Tech3Lab and ERPsim Lab, bringing together professors, researchers, students and technicians under the same roof and maximizing research efforts.

Research Resources
Institutional performance objective Maintain electronic subscriptions (databases, books and scientific journals) used by researchers and identified as essential by the HEC Montréal’s community
Indicator Amount dedicated to electronic subscriptions
Output Proportion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the payment of electronic subscriptions
Outcomes reported at year end 73% of the RSF grant helps renew subscriptions to electronic databases. HEC Montreal also invested more than 1.8M$ for electronic subscriptions in 2022-2023.

Management and administration
Institutional performance objective Provide administrative and financial support services of the highest quality to meet research needs.
Indicator Grants obtained for the current period
Output Proportion of the Research Support Fund invested in the remuneration of the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office (RKTO) team
Outcomes reported at year end 11% of the Research Support Fund grant contributes to the remuneration of the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office (RKTO) team. The RKTO staff administers funding from the federal research councils, ensuring the application of all norms, rules, and best practices of public research funding management. In 2022-2023, members of the RKTO managed a total portfolio of more than $38 million in research and knowledge transfer funding.

Regulatory requirements and accreditation
Institutional performance objective Improve the efficiency of the certification application management by the Research Ethics Board (REB)
Indicator Time allocated to process/ approve applications
Output Proportion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the remuneration of Research Ethics Board employees, which allows HEC Montréal to invest in an accreditation management system (NAGANO)
Outcomes reported at year end The accreditation application management system (NAGANO) improves the efficiency of the Research Ethics Board. In 2022, HEC Montréal’s REB processed 868 applications for ethics approval, while 76% of them were processed in less than 30 days.

Intellectual property
Institutional performance objective Continue supporting research knowledge transfer and partnership development
Indicator Number of research contracts
Output Proportion of the Research Support Fund grant dedicated to the employee in charge of the protection of intellectual property.
Outcomes reported at year end The Research Support Fund contributes to the remuneration of our Intellectual Property and Knowledge Transfer Advisor. In 2022-2023, the advisor contributed to process 28 research and knowledge transfer agreements and contracts, totalling $2,6 million in additional funding.

SÉCURITÉ DE LA RECHERCHE – 22 095 $ (subsidized portion)
Project 1: Building awareness for HEC Montréal’s professors and researchers on research security issues
Expected funding 10 000 $
Institutional performance objective Set up a process to identify safe research data management practices in order to design a best practice guide to safe data management and a workshop to raise awareness of research safety issues.
Indicator Number of people involved in this process and number of meetings to define the parameters of the guide and workshop.

Output

Portion of time and salary of people involved in projects covered by the Research Security Fund, i.e. $10,000.

Outcomes reported at year end

6 employees and 4 directors from the Research and Transfer Department, the Library, the Institutional Information Management and Archives Department and the Information Technology Department have been identified to take part in 4 working sessions before June 2023.
Project 2: Protecting data, infrastructure and people involved in research
Expected funding 12 095 $
Institutional performance objective Identification and development of mechanisms to ensure risk mitigation and detection in the relationships of École members with their research partners.
Indicator Establishment of criteria for assessing research safety in our research partnerships.

Output

Portion of the Research Security Fund invested in this project, i.e. $12,095.

Outcomes reported at year end

A list of research and transfer funding and collaboration agreements and official research partners has been compiled and entered into our research and transfer information system. This list makes it possible to identify projects and people who may be at risk in terms of research safety. In addition, guidelines for the use of technological equipment when traveling abroad for research collaborations have been communicated to the school’s researchers. Finally, the need for a strategic research safety management committee has been identified across the organization.

Research facilities
Institutional performance objective Optimize spaces in regards to research needs (library, laboratories, offices of researchers and their students)
Indicator Optimal layout/ organization of research spaces
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant dedicated to the operating costs of research spaces
Outcomes reported at year end Maintenance costs for the Louis-Collins building, where the largest UX lab in North America is located (owned by HEC Montréal), are covered by the Research Support Fund (RSF) grant (4% of RSF in 2021-2022). The Lab’s researchers have organized the space to encompass all of their research activities (chairs, the ERPsim Lab and the Tech3Lab) in the same building so as to minimize travel time, group students together and thereby maximize research efforts.

RESEARCH Resources
Institutional performance objective Maintain electronic subscriptions (databases, books and scientific journals) used by researchers and identified as essential by the community
Indicator Amount dedicated to electronic subscriptions
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the payment of electronic subscriptions
Outcomes reported at year end 76 % of the RSF grant helps renew subscriptions to electronic databases. HEC Montreal invests more than 2M$ for electronic subscriptions in 2021-2022.

Management and administration
Institutional performance objective Provide administrative and financial support services of the highest quality to meet research needs.
Indicator Grants obtained for the current period
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the salaries of the Director of Operations and the Financial Officer of the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office
Outcomes reported at year end 12 % of the Research Support Fund grant helps pay the salaries of the Director of operations and the Financial Officer at the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office. In 2021-2022, the Research Office administered close to $40 million in research funding.

Regulatory requirements and accreditation
Institutional performance objective Improve the efficiency of the certification application management by the Research Ethics Board (REB)
Indicator Time allocated to process/ approve applications
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the salaries of Research Ethics Board employees, which allows HEC Montréal to invest in the accreditation application management system (NAGANO)
Outcomes reported at year end The accreditation application management system (NAGANO) improves the efficiency of the Research Ethics Board. In 2021, they have treated 717 applications and 52% of them have been processed in less than 30 days.

Intellectual property
Institutional performance objective Continue supporting research knowledge transfer and partnership development
Indicator Number of research contracts
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant dedicated to the employee in charge of the protection of intellectual property.
Outcomes reported at year end

The Research Support Fund helps pay the salary of our Intellectual Property Advisor. In 2021-2022, he helped sign 23 contracts, which resulted in $1,6 million.

Research facilities
Institutional performance objective Optimize spaces in regards to research needs (library, laboratories, offices of researchers and their students)
Indicator Optimal layout/ organization of research spaces
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant dedicated to the operating costs of research spaces
Outcomes reported at year end Maintenance costs for the Louis-Collins building, where the largest UX lab in North America is located (owned by HEC Montréal), are covered by the Research Support Fund (RSF) grant (3% of RSF in 2020-2021). The Lab’s researchers have organized the space to encompass all of their research activities (chairs, the ERPsim Lab and the Tech3Lab) in the same building so as to minimize travel time, group students together and thereby maximize research efforts

RESEARCH Resources
Institutional performance objective Maintain electronic subscriptions (databases, books and scientific journals) used by researchers and identified as essential by the community
Indicator Amount dedicated to electronic subscriptions
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the payment of electronic subscriptions
Outcomes reported at year end 74% of the RSF grant helps renew subscriptions to electronic databases. HEC Montreal invests 1,5 M$ for electronic subscriptions in 2020-2021

Management and administration
Institutional performance objective Provide administrative and financial support services of the highest quality to meet research needs.
Indicator Grants obtained for the current period
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the salaries of two Research Grant Advisors and a Financial Officer of the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office
Outcomes reported at year end 12% of the Research Support Fund grant helps pay the salaries of two advisors and a Financial Officer at the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office, who offer support to researchers as they apply for grants. In 2020-2021, this resulted in over $27,6 million in research funding including 5,6M$ in new external grants

Regulatory requirements and accreditation
Institutional performance objective Improve the efficiency of the certification application management by the Research Ethics Board (REB)
Indicator Time allocated to process/ approve applications
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the salaries of Research Ethics Board employees, which allows HEC Montréal to invest in the accreditation application management system (NAGANO)
Outcomes reported at year end The accreditation application management system (NAGANO) improves the efficiency of the Research Ethics Board. In 2020, they have treated 639 applications and 81% of them have been processed in less than 30 days

Intellectual property
Institutional performance objective Continue supporting research knowledge transfer and partnership development
Indicator Number of research contracts
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant dedicated to the protection of intellectual property
Outcomes reported at year end

The Research Support Fund helps pay the salary of our Intellectual Property Advisor. In 2020-2021, he helped sign 52 contracts, which resulted in $1,9 million ($1,893,000)

Research facilities
Institutional performance objective Optimize spaces in regards to research needs (library, laboratories, offices of researchers and their students)
Indicator Optimal layout/ organization of research spaces
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant dedicated to the operating costs of research spaces
Outcomes reported at year end Maintenance costs for the Louis-Collins building, where the largest UX lab in North America is located (owned by HEC Montréal), are covered by the Research Support Fund (RSF) grant (5% of RSF in 2018-2019). The Lab’s researchers have organized the space to encompass all of their research activities (chairs, the ERPsim Lab and the Tech3Lab) in the same building so as to minimize travel time, group students together and thereby maximize research efforts

RESEARCH Resources
Institutional performance objective Maintain electronic subscriptions (databases, books and scientific journals) used by researchers and identified as essential by the community
Indicator Amount dedicated to electronic subscriptions
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the payment of subscriptions
Outcomes reported at year end 66% of the RSF grant helps renew subscriptions to electronic databases. HEC Montreal invests more than $2M for electronic subscriptions and only a small amount is paid by the RSF grant

Management and administration
Institutional performance objective Provide administrative and financial support services of the highest quality to meet research needs
Indicator Grants obtained for the current period
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the salaries of two Research Grant Advisors and a Financial Officer of the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office
Outcomes reported at year end 16% of the Research Support Fund grant helps pay the salaries of two advisors and a Financial Officer at the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office, who offer support to researchers as they apply for grants. In 2018-2019, this resulted in over $27.5 million in research funding

Regulatory requirements and accreditation
Institutional performance objective Improve the efficiency of the certification application management by the Research Ethics Board (REB)
Indicator Time allocated to process/ approve applications
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the salaries of Research Ethics Board employees, which allows HEC Montréal to invest in the accreditation application management system (NAGANO)
Outcomes reported at year end The accreditation application management system (NAGANO) improves the efficiency of the Research Ethics Board. In 2018-2019, they have treated 723 applications and 82% of them have been processed in less than 30 days

Intellectual property
Institutional performance objective Continue supporting research knowledge transfer and partnership development
Indicator Number of research contracts
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant dedicated to the protection of intellectual property
Outcomes reported at year end

The Research Support Fund helps pay the salary of our Intellectual Property Advisor. In 2018-2019, he helped sign 25 contracts, which resulted in approximately $800,000 ($828,000)

Research facilities
Institutional performance objective Optimize spaces in regards to research needs (library, laboratories, offices of researchers and their students)
Indicator Optimal layout/ organization of research spaces
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant dedicated to the operating costs of research spaces
Outcomes reported at year end Maintenance costs for the Louis-Collins building, where the largest UX lab in North America is located (owned by HEC Montréal), are covered by the Research Support Fund (RSF) grant (7% of RSF in 2017-2018). The Lab’s researchers have organized the space to encompass all of their research activities (chairs, the ERPsim Lab and the Tech3Lab) in the same building so as to minimize travel time, group students together and thereby maximize research efforts

RESEARCH Resources
Institutional performance objective Maintain electronic subscriptions (databases, books and scientific journals) used by researchers and identified as essential by the community
Indicator Amount dedicated to electronic subscriptions
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the payment of subscriptions
Outcomes reported at year end 60% of the RSF grant helps renew subscriptions to electronic databases. HEC Montreal invests more than $2M for electronic subscriptions and only a small amount is paid by the RSF grant

Management and administration
Institutional performance objective Provide administrative and financial support services of the highest quality to meet research needs
Indicator Grants obtained for the current period
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the salaries of two Research Grant Advisors and a Financial Officer of the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office
Outcomes reported at year end 17% of the Research Support Fund grant helps pay the salaries of two advisors and a Financial Officer at the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office, who offer support to researchers as they apply for grants. In 2017-2018, this resulted in over $4.3 million in grants (75 applications)

Regulatory requirements and accreditation
Institutional performance objective Improve the efficiency of the certification application management by the Research Ethics Board (REB)
Indicator Time allocated to process/ approve applications
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the salaries of Research Ethics Board employees, which allows HEC Montréal to invest in the accreditation application management system (NAGANO)
Outcomes reported at year end The accreditation application management system (NAGANO) improves the efficiency of the Research Ethics Board. In 2017-2018, they have treated 297 new applications and 79% of them have been processed in less than 30 days

Intellectual property
Institutional performance objective Continue supporting research knowledge transfer and partnership development
Indicator Number of research agreements with industrial and government partners in the current year
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant dedicated to the protection of intellectual property
Outcomes reported at year end

The Research Support Fund helps pay the salary of our Intellectual Property Advisor. In 2017-2018, he helped sign 18 contracts, which resulted in approximately $800,000 ($783,378)

Research facilities
Institutional performance objective Optimize spaces related to research needs (library, laboratories, offices of the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office and offices of students/ researchers)
Indicator Optimal layout/ organization of research spaces
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant dedicated to the operating costs of research spaces
Outcomes reported at year end Maintenance costs for the Louis-Collins building, where the largest UX lab in North America is located (owned by HEC Montréal), are covered by the Research Support Fund (RSF) grant (5% of RSF in 2016-2017). The Lab’s researchers have organized the space to encompass all of their research activities (chairs, the ERPsim Lab and the Tech3Lab) in the same building so as to minimize travel time, group students together and thereby maximize research efforts

RESEARCH Resources
Institutional performance objective Maintain subscriptions to financial databases used by researchers
Indicator Amount dedicated to electronic subscriptions
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the payment of subscriptions
Outcomes reported at year end 50% of the RSF grant helps renew subscriptions to electronic databases. HEC Montreal invests more than $2M for electronic subscriptions and only a small amount is paid by the RSF grant

Management and administration
Institutional performance objective Increase the volume of meetings with professors to encourage them to make grant applications
Indicator Grants obtained for the current period
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the salaries of two Research Grant Advisors and a Financial Officer of the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office
Outcomes reported at year end 35% of the Research Support Fund grant helps pay the salaries of two advisors and a Financial Officer at the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office, who offer support to researchers as they apply for grants. In 2016-2017, this resulted in over 19.5 million in research funding

Regulatory requirements and accreditation
Institutional performance objective More effective management of accreditation applications
Indicator Time allocated to process/ approve applications
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the salaries of Research Ethics Board employees, which allows HEC Montréal to invest in the accreditation application management system (NAGANO)
Outcomes reported at year end The accreditation application management system (NAGANO) improves the efficiency of the Research Ethics Board. In 2016-2017, they have treated 693 applications and 76% of them have been processed in less than 30 days

Intellectual property
Institutional performance objective Increase the number of management case studies offered on the eValorix platform
Indicator Number of research contracts
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant dedicated to the protection of intellectual property
Outcomes reported at year end

The Research Support Fund helps pay the salary of our Intellectual Property Advisor. In 2016-2017, he helped sign 24 contracts (for a total value of 642 000$)

Research facilities
Institutional performance objective Optimize spaces related to research needs (library, laboratories, offices of the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office and offices of students/ researchers)
Indicator Optimal layout/ organization of research spaces
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant dedicated to the operating costs of research spaces
Outcomes reported at year end Maintenance costs for the Louis-Collins building, where the largest UX lab in North America is located (owned by HEC Montréal), are covered by the Research Support Fund (RSF) grant (13% of RSF in 2015-2016). The Lab’s researchers have organized the space to encompass all of their research activities (chairs, the ERPsim Lab and the Tech3Lab) in the same building so as to minimize travel time, group students together and thereby maximize research efforts

RESEARCH Resources
Institutional performance objective Maintain subscriptions to financial databases used by researchers
Indicator Amount dedicated to electronic subscriptions
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the payment of subscriptions
Outcomes reported at year end 50% of the RSF grant helps renew subscriptions to electronic databases. HEC Montreal invests more than $2M for electronic subscriptions and only a small amount is paid by the RSF grant

Management and administration
Institutional performance objective Increase the volume of meetings with professors to encourage them to make grant applications
Indicator Grants obtained for the current period
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the salaries of two Research Grant Advisors and a Financial Officer of the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office
Outcomes reported at year end 27% of the Research Support Fund grant helps pay the salaries of two advisors and a Financial Officer at the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office, who offer support to researchers as they apply for grants. In 2015-2016, this resulted in over 9,7 million in research funding

Regulatory requirements and accreditation
Institutional performance objective More effective management of accreditation applications
Indicator Time allocated to process/ approve applications
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the salaries of Research Ethics Board employees, which allows HEC Montréal to invest in the accreditation application management system (NAGANO)
Outcomes reported at year end The accreditation application management system (NAGANO) improves the efficiency of the Research Ethics Board. In 2015-2016, they have treated 668 applications and 73% of them have been processed in less than 30 days

Intellectual property
Institutional performance objective Increase the number of management case studies offered on the eValorix platform
Indicator Number of research contracts
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant dedicated to the protection of intellectual property
Outcomes reported at year end The Research Support Fund helps pay the salary of our Intellectual Property Advisor. In 2015-2016, he helped sign 15 contracts
Research facilities
Institutional performance objective Optimize spaces in regards to research needs (library, laboratories, offices of researchers and their students).
Indicator Optimal layout / organization of research spaces
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant dedicated to the operating costs of research spaces.
Outcomes reported at year end Maintenance costs for the Louis-Collins building, where the largest UX lab in North America is located (owned by HEC Montréal), are covered by the Research Support Fund (RSF) grant (4% of RSF in 2019-2020). The Lab’s researchers have organized the space to encompass all of their research activities (chairs, the ERPsim Lab and the Tech3Lab) in the same building so as to minimize travel time, group students together and thereby maximize research efforts.

RESEARCH Resources
Institutional performance objective Maintain electronic subscriptions (databases, books and scientific journals) used by researchers and identified as essential by the community.
Indicator Amount dedicated to electronic subscriptions
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the payment of subscriptions.
Outcomes reported at year end 67% of the RSF grant helps renew subscriptions to electronic databases. HEC Montreal invests more than $2M for electronic subscriptions and only a small amount is paid by the RSF grant.

Management and administration
Institutional performance objective Provide administrative and financial support services of the highest quality to meet research needs.
Indicator Grants obtained for the current period
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the salaries of two Research Grant Advisors and a Financial Officer of the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office.
Outcomes reported at year end 14% of the Research Support Fund grant helps pay the salaries of two advisors and a Financial Officer at the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office, who offer support to researchers as they apply for grants. In 2019-2020, this resulted in over $29.9 million in research funding.

Regulatory requirements and accreditation
Institutional performance objective Improve the efficiency of the certification application management by the Research Ethics Board (REB).
Indicator Time allocated to process / approve applications
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant invested in the salaries of Research Ethics Board employees, which allows HEC Montréal to invest in the accreditation application management system (NAGANO).
Outcomes reported at year end The accreditation application management system (NAGANO) improves the efficiency of the Research Ethics Board. In 2019-2020, they have treated 674 applications and 85% of them have been processed in less than 30 days.

Intellectual property
Institutional performance objective Continue supporting research knowledge transfer and partnership development.
Indicator Number of research contracts
Output Portion of the Research Support Fund grant dedicated to the protection of intellectual property.
Outcomes reported at year end The Research Support Fund helps pay the salary of our Intellectual Property Advisor. In 2019-2020, he helped sign 48 contracts, which resulted in approximately $1.7 million.