Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)
Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Measuring Our Success

Image of a microscope lens on top of a slideThere is increasing reliance on metrics from government and the public for accountability and transparency. There is no single measure of research performance; promotion and tenure committees use a variety of metrics both formally and informally to gauge success – research funding, quality and impact of peer‐reviewed publications, prizes, conference proceedings, memberships, and favourable reviews of exhibitions, books, art, and plays. The breadth and depth of information required for new and emerging metrics, including partnerships, career trajectories of trainees, industry participation, knowledge translation and commercialization, requires that the university collect and analyze data on research performance related to these areas.

To ensure that we effectively measure our research progress and successes, we will:

  • Identify key performance indicators and an appropriate set of metrics to be used to inform decision-making and investments
  • Develop a performance monitoring template where research performance and successes in meeting targets will be closely tracked
  • Ensure we retain the ability to recognize new evolving research programs that have a high potential for growth and success