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Who Does What

McMaster University has three research administration offices and two research finance offices designed to provide a full range of administrative and financial support to McMaster researchers.

Health Research Services (HRS)

Led by: Greg Weiler
Responsible for: Research grants related activity and clinical trials in the Faculty of Health Sciences

Research Office for Administration, Development & Support (ROADS)

Led by: Kathy Charters
Responsible for: Research grant related activity in all faculties other than Health Sciences and institutional initiatives in all faculties

McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO)

Led by: Gay Yuyitung
Responsible for: Contractual, licensing and other business relationships with industrial research or commercialization partners

Research Finance Offices

Faculty of Health Sciences, Research Finance Office

Led by: Sonya Caissie
Responsible for: all financial matters pertaining to research in the Faculty of Health Sciences

Office of Research Finance

Led by: Susan Munro
Responsible for: all financial matters pertaining to research in all other faculties

Responsibilities

The following chart will assist you in locating the responsible office for program matters administered by the university’s research administration services.

Funding Type/PartnerProgram ParticularsResponsible Office

Industry

All contracts relating to specific research projects or commercialization except clinical trial agreements

Clinical Trial Agreements

MILO

HRS

Government All contracts relating to specific research projects or commercialization MILO

NSERC

Assists with development of applications to NSERC Grant Programs (including Discovery, Ship Time and Special Research Opportunity Programs), NSERC Strategic Network Grants, Awards, and Prizes

NSERC Partnership Programs (including Collaborative Research and Development (CRD), Idea to Innovation (I2I), Strategic Project Grants and NSERC Chair Program (including Industrial Research Chairs, Northern Research Chairs and related Chair programs)

ROADS

 

 

MILO

 

CIHR

CIHR Proof of Principal Program

Assists with development of applications to CIHR Operating, Personnel, Team, RCT, Rx&D Chair Programs

Related ethics review processes for research involving human and animal subject

MILO

 

ROADS and HRS

 

HRS

SSHRC

Assists with development of applications to all programs

ROADS

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)

Assists with development of applications to OCE programs without an industrial component (including Talent Programs, Professional Outreach Awards and Value Added Personnel Programs)

OCE programs with an industrial component (including Interact, Proof of Concept, Champions of Innovation, Collaborative Research and Market Readiness Programs)

ROADS

 

MILO

Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE)

Assists with development of NCE applications to establish a new non-industry led network or applications for funding from existing Networks

Applications for industry led networks or applications for a Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research (CECR)

ROADS

 

MILO

Automotive Partnership Canada (APC) Assists with development of proposal and budget; submission of application ROADS

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

Assists with development of proposal and budget; submission of application

ROADS (and HRS, as applicable)

Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI)

Assists with development of proposal and budget; submission of application, e.g.:

  • Early Researcher Awards (ERA)
  • Ontario Research Fund (ORF)
  • International Strategic Opportunities Program (ISOP)
  • Ontario-China Research and Innovation Fund (OCRIF)
ROADS (and HRS as applicable)

MITACS Programs

Assists with development of applications to MITACS Network, Training and Globalink Programs

MITACS Accelerate and Elevate (Note: Elevate is handled in collaboration with Grad Studies)

ROADS

MILO

International Science and Technology Partnerships (ISTP) Canada

Assists with development of proposal and budget; submission of application

ROADS

Other Funding Organizations

Assists with development of proposal and budget; submission of application

ROADS (and HRS as applicable)