Sharing good practices
CFI staff members regularly discuss the management of projects with recipient institutions. We also perform monitoring visits at institutions. These provide us with the opportunity to obtain an understanding and assess the adequacy of the policies, practices, processes and controls in place for the management of CFI awards. During these interactions, we observe many good practices, which we’ve decided to share with you here. Practices span the full lifecycle of a CFI award and include, for example, strategic planning, proposal development, project implementation, sustainability, risk management, tracking of impacts and outcomes, communications, and the management of large initiatives.
We don’t necessarily recommend that all institutions adopt the practices listed below, since a practice that works well in one institution may not be appropriate for another operating in a different context. This is not a collection of requirements or guidelines, nor is it a means for the CFI to communicate its expectations. We simply hope that sharing these practices might help your institution manage CFI-funded projects.
Please send us your good practices so that we can then share them with others. Since practices will be updated periodically, we encourage you to visit this page regularly.
October 27, 2017Institutions are encouraged to consider a risk-based approach when developing and managing their portfolio of CFI-funded projects. Using a risk-based approach can help to improve decision-making and...
October 27, 2017Through the provision of in-kind contributions, the supplier community has a means of contributing to CFI-funded projects and establishing research partnerships. Voluntary in-kind contributions from...
October 27, 2017At institutions, management and oversight functions of CFI-funded projects may be held by several individuals across various units. For example, project leaders and their scientific teams, and the...
October 27, 2017Institutions are responsible for managing their John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) allocation, including the Small Institution Fund, based on their strategic priorities. It is important that whichever...
October 29, 2016The CFI believes that supporting partnerships between researchers, institutions and the private and public sectors will increase the return on CFI investments by fostering dynamic interaction between...
To share a good practice with the CFI please contact:
isabelle.henrie [at] innovation.ca