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 28, 2016The risks associated with CFI-funded projects can vary greatly from one project to another. Large or complex projects often require additional oversight to ensure that budgets, timelines, scope and...
October 28, 2016Recipient institutions are responsible for ensuring that appropriate resources are provided for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of CFI-funded research infrastructure over its useful life (the...
October 27, 2016When developing or managing CFI-funded projects, we encourage you to consider how a given project is positioned within its portfolio of projects. A holistic management approach can provide a framework...
Clear definition of roles and responsibilities, and collaboration from key stakeholders at all stages of a CFI projectOctober 27, 2016At institutions, management and oversight functions may be held by several individuals across various units. For example, project leaders and their scientific teams, and the administrative support...
To share a good practice with the CFI please contact:
isabelle.henrie [at] innovation.ca