Our Goal: • Increasing revenue for research • Goal 4: “Attracting and Stewarding Resources.” We’re trying to attract funding as a resource • What is our strategy to get to this goal?
Strategy • Want to encourage people to think differently; creating momentum for change • Want to increase revenue, but within the academic teaching hospital framework • Want to provide a turnkey solution for the users of the system • Avoid duplication
How to do this? • And Repeat!
Ideas so far… • Researchers are what attracts funding, interest, etc. • How can we make them more productive • Build a model with them at the centre
Resource Pool • Can we create systems that will allow researchers to spend more of their time on research and less on admin? • Goal is to have 80% of researcher’s “research time” focussed on research and not on administration • Centralized resource to support hiring and management of research assistants, study coordinators, etc. • One stop shop for research support • This would be on an as needed basis!
Collaboration • How to promote and support collaboration • Want to create a culture of transparency and collaboration • Encourage reciprocal trust and sharing • Create opportunities
Research Development: Innovation • Facilitate engagement with industry and other sources of funding • Provide support for researchers new to the process of locating funds for research…help them ‘sell’ their ideas • Not simply the Research Development Officer – it is bigger than just one person (who we are currently recruiting)…
Training and Support • Increase base level of knowledge so that HHS becomes a leader in clinical research across all areas • Offer webinars, website tutorials, in person meetings, one on one, group options (acknowledge that people learn in different ways) • Make the training meaningful – WHY you need this, WHY this will help you be a better researcher • Shift the focus from “big brother” (we do not want to be auditors or QC) to “partner in research”
Strategic Focus of HHS Research • Facilitate and promote research • Anticipate groups’ needs – reach out to them before they ask, because we interact with all of research • Offer help/guidance, but let the group/researcher decide how much guidance they want so they can retain autonomy • Maintain relationships/presence across all research support groups in Hamilton: MILO, ROADS, Innovation Factory, MaRs, etc. • Engage McMaster and SJHH to increase revenue for research across Hamilton
Investigator at the Centre • Want to create customer focused support • As much or as little as is needed • Resource pool – to increase efficiency • Collaboration – help connect people • Research Development – provide the tools • Training and Support – raise the bar • Strategic Focus of HHS – provide the big picture!
Ideas • Thoughts? • On the right path? • Are we missing something? • Other things we need to add?