What is the Gateway Program?
The Gateway program is an initiative to bring improved tools to researchers and research administrators, to enable them to conduct research effectively and with less administrative burden. The program is comprised of:
Who is paying for the Gateway Program?
This program is funded by the Provost and led by the Office of Research.
Will training be provided?
Yes, a variety of training options will be available (i.e. online and/or in class training).
Did Pure change its name?
Pure is an Elsevier product that Waterloo has purchased to serve researchers. The name of the system is myResearch.
Who will have access to myResearch?
It is anticipated that users will include Waterloo researchers, Chairs, Deans, Directors, faculty administrators, Library staff, Institutional Analysis and Planning staff, and Office of Research staff. Users will have security access granted, based on their role in the research activity.
How does myResearch benefit researchers?
myResearch compiles a complete view of research outputs from a variety of sources, saves time and increases data accuracy through validated imports from many online sources, showcases researcher accomplishments and encourages collaboration by promoting research activities and expertise, and integrates with both internal and external systems such as OFIS, UW Scholar, and a variety of publication sources.
How will myResearch integrate with other systems on campus?
myResearch will allow for the sharing of relevant data from myResearch to OFIS and UW Scholar. The myResearch team is collaborating with the OFIS and UW Scholar teams to work toward an “enter once” framework so researchers can enter data into myResearch and it will automatically pre-populate the others.
What does myResearch offer compared to other systems?
myResearch will become the centralized research enterprise system to showcase your expertise, consolidate and track your research activity, and connect with other experts on campus. The system will provide:
- researcher profiles,
- funding opportunities,
- in-depth reports and analytics of publications,
- electronic integration to the Canadian Common CV website, and
- an electronic submission and approval process for the Office or Research coversheet.
Why do I need to report my IP?
Reporting your IP improves the reporting of IP holdings/commercialization activity which ultimately impacts Waterloo’s rankings and reputation.
Do I still need to fill out the form if I’ve done it before?
Yes, you will need to fill out the form each year, even if you have no new IP to report. This ensures that records are kept up to date and rankings are accurate.
Is there a due date for the form?
The form is open but should be submitted annually by March 31.
How will this information be used?
All data submitted will be linked to your profile, but used only in aggregate for reporting purposes.
I still have questions. Who can help?
If you have additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The project team will be happy to help.