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Division of Research and Economic Development. FY12 Budget Presentation to the SBPC 6/8/10. Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development. Fundamental Principles.

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Division of research and economic development

Division of Research and Economic Development

FY12 Budget Presentation to the SBPC

6/8/10

Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development


Fundamental principles
Fundamental Principles

  • One of the fundamental principles of The Division of Research and Economic Development is to provide a sufficient level of support that will lead to increased excellence in research and scholarship across all of the University’s disciplines.

  • Nevertheless, overhead dollars generated by external grant and contracts are absolutely fundamental to reaching our research aspirations.

Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development


FY11 Budget for the Division of Research and Economic Development

7.9%

100 Funds 333k

110 Funds 3.8M

Total 4.169M

92.1%

State funds FY11 Allocation 100-3208-3016 Council for Research Grant Program 67,000.00 100-3209-000 External Affairs one FTE 92,312.00 100-7000-3011 Patent & Legal Expense 144,000.00 Support for undergraduate research program 30,000.00 Total 333,312.00

Overhead Funds

FY11 Allocation

110-3208-0000 Division Operating Fund 2,611,604.00 110-7001-0000 Match and research support 1,224,482.00Total 3,836,086.00

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The problem growth in federal funding
The Problem: DevelopmentGrowth in Federal Funding

  • National average R&D expenditures increased by 117 percent from 1996 to 2006.

  • URI’s federal research funding grew by just 29 percent during the same time period.

  • Neighboring research universities more than doubled their federal funding during this period; for example:

    • UNH 271 percent

    • UVM 162 percent

    • UConn 136 percent

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* FY2010 YTD from July 1, 2009 – April 30, 2010 Development

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F&A (overhead) FY2000 – FY2010* Development(through YTD 2010)

($Millions)

* FY2010 YTD from July 1, 2009 – April 30, 2010

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The fix strategic priorities
The Fix: DevelopmentStrategic Priorities

  • Establish a new and fifth URI Division

  • Advocate for URI Research and Scholarship

  • Optimize funding opportunities; state, federal, private, and corporate

  • Establish the URI Research Foundation

  • Advance public relations efforts that bear on the URI research enterprise

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Progress strategic priority 1 division establish new division vpr
Progress: Strategic Priority #1 (Division) DevelopmentEstablish New Division & VPR

  • Division is established with administrative and budgetary policies and processes in place with the aim to provide an effective administrative infrastructure to optimize our research and scholarly aspirations.

  • Chief research officer position elevated to Vice President level.

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Progress strategic priority 1 division missions
Progress: Strategic Priority #1 (Division) DevelopmentMissions

  • Engage all of the University’s disciplines to seek solutions to a host of critical issues that not only affect our state but also our region, nation, and the world.

  • Enhance economic development in our state by the commercialization of the products, technologies and processes that stem from our research and scholarship.

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Progress strategic priority 1 division steps achieved
Progress: Strategic Priority #1 (Division) DevelopmentSteps Achieved

  • New Asst VP to ensure that the needs of the faculty are being addressed and met.

  • Elevated Director Tech Transfer to Asst VP to provide more direct management and continuous support for URI IP.

  • New Director of Sponsored Projects Review (pre-award).

  • Office of Research External Relations created with new Director.

  • Two DC-based consultants retained to better position URI to receive federal funding. Augment Office of Research Development and URI earmark requests.

  • Significant efficiencies in place; e.g., Cayuse (pre-award), IRBNet (Compliance), Tech Tracs (IP).

  • Division continues to work with Huron Consulting Group re pre- and post-award merger.

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Progress strategic priority 1 division accomplishments 1 2
Progress: Strategic Priority #1 (Division) DevelopmentAccomplishments (1-2)

  • Significant positive outcomes resulting from enhanced administrative efficiencies and support, and enhanced collaboration between faculty and research staff include:

    • FY09 record year for proposals, awards, and overhead generation (Appendix B Table 1, 2, 4)

    • FY10 YTD data area ahead of FY09 record year data (Appendix B Table 1, 2, 4)

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Progress strategic priority 1 division accomplishments 2 2
Progress: Strategic Priority #1 (Division) DevelopmentAccomplishments (2-2)

  • Increased overhead share to Division results in increased funding to faculty and students:

    • Graduate and undergraduate research award programs each increased from $10K to $40K

    • CFR internal award programs increased from $90K to $150K

    • New awards “Equipment and Laboratory Infrastructure Renovation” at $500K

    • New awards “Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Seed Funding” at $50K

    • Graduate Student Tuition Differential at $150K

    • $910K Total FY10 support for internal awards

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Strategic priority 2 advocacy progress
Strategic Priority #2: Advocacy DevelopmentProgress

  • Creation of independent Division and senior administrator CRO afforded advocacy opportunities at private and public levels :

    • Institutional

    • State

    • Regional

    • National

    • International

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Strategic priority 3 optimize funding opportunities progress
Strategic Priority #3:Optimize Funding Opportunities DevelopmentProgress

  • Internal research & scholarship awards:

    • FY09 at $260K

    • FY10 at $910K

  • DC-based consultants

    • TIG; proposal development and enhancement

    • VSA; revised earmark process

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FY 2010 Allocation Development1,224,482.00(including carry-over)

Match Paid 46,094.00 Encumbered 1,212,933.00 1,259,027.00

Research Support Internal Grant Programs CFR CE and PD 49,185.00 Grad awards 10,000.00 Undergrad awards 9,714.00 68,899.00 Grad Research Tuition Differential Fellowship150,000.00

Misc Support EPSCoR Dues w/Brown 15,000.00 Supplement State Funds for patent expense 49,093.00 GSO Marine Res Scientists 266,000.00 Direct support to research 338,227.00 668,320.00

887,219.00

SUMMARYBeginning Balance 1,224,482.00 Total expenses933,313.00Ending balance 6/4/10 291,169.00

Encumbrances 1,212,933.00

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Strategic priority 4 establish urirf progress 1 2
Strategic Priority #4: Establish URIRF DevelopmentProgress (1-2)

  • Enabling Legislation signed into law July 2007

  • URI-URIRF affiliation agreement, URIRF By-laws crafted and approved 2007 & 2008 respectively

  • RIBGHE designates URIRF sole agent for URI IP management April 2008

  • URIRF Board of Directors; leaders in market sectors that represent signature and emerging URI strengths

  • First operating year revenue $770K, FY09

  • 501(c)(3) public non-profit status 2010 independent from URI

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Strategic priority 4 establish urirf progress 2 2
Strategic Priority #4: Establish URIRF DevelopmentProgress (2-2)

  • As a public non-profit, URIRF can operate to commercialize URI protected IP in ways that URI cannot

  • URIRF is self-sustaining and does not receive support from URI or State, or private donations

  • URIRF revenue will:

    • reward inventors

    • fund IP management and commercialization expenses

    • support faculty in their commercialization efforts

  • URIRF engaging increasing number of faculty in commercialization and start-ups

  • URIRF represents a critical component on URI’s efforts to enhance state economic development, workforce development, and high-paying job creation

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Strategic priority 5 advance public relations mission progress
Strategic Priority #5: Advance Public Relations DevelopmentMission & Progress

  • Office of External Research Relations was created to tell the story of the significance of URI research and scholarship to the goals of our state, region, and nation.

  • “Research and Innovation”

    • Distributed across the nation to 600 research universities

    • Congressional Members

    • State and local governments

    • Private sector partners

  • Manages:

    • Website

    • Electronic communications (e.g., RESRCH-L)

    • Variety of annual reports and special events

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Highest priority needs for fy12 ledger 100 state appropriated general fund
Highest priority needs for FY12 DevelopmentLedger 100 (state appropriated general fund)

  • No additional ledger 100 funding

  • Division FY12 ledger 100 remains level with FY10

    • 1 FTE $92k (salary&benefits)

    • CFR Grant Programs $67K

    • Patent&License Expense $144K

      TOTAL $333k

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Highest priority needs for fy12 ledger 110 overhead fund
Highest priority needs for FY12 Development Ledger 110 (overhead fund)

  • Addition of 3 staff FTE (salary and benefits)

    • IRB coordinator $58.8K

    • IP Marketing Analyst $105K

    • Patent Attorney $79.9K

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Justification and benchmarks irb research compliance
Justification and Benchmarks Development IRB (Research Compliance)

  • Research Compliance cannot meet increasing federal mandates on conflict of interest, export control, RCR, and proper use of humans, animals, and recombinant DNA with additional FTE.

  • Survey: “Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research”

    • URI is in top 30 percent of IRB workload

    • URI is in bottom 10 percent of IRB staffing

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Justification and benchmarks intellectual property management
Justification and Benchmarks Development Intellectual Property Management

  • Prior to 2007, URI-URIF had 4 FTE assigned to IP management and commercialization

  • AUTM survey shows median of 4 FTE at 4 URI peers that took part in survey

  • Institutions with comparable research activity have larger IP staff

  • Montana State University has 6 FTE for this purpose

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