About CRIS

The mandate of the Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) is to provide researcher-centred, practical and coordinated supports to faculty and divisional research offices. CRIS is a partnership, launched by the Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation, the University of Toronto Libraries and Information Technology Services.

Our Goals

Visibility & Access

Enhance Visibility & Access

We lead and coordinate with central units and academic divisions to promote new and existing research and innovation supports at the University of Toronto.

Researcher Development

Promote Researcher Development

We foster research excellence, leadership, inclusivity and impact by supporting researcher development. We co-create programming to help researchers develop the strategies and skills required to succeed in evolving and highly competitive research contexts.

Collaboration & Engagement

Enable Collaboration & Engagement

We enable equitable and effective opportunities for collaboration and partnership within and outside UofT. We coach and deliver resources to build facilitation practice and host strategic engagements with faculty leadership, sponsors, and other research and innovation stakeholders of strategic importance.

Our Approach

Engage & Listen

Engage & Listen

Achieving research-centred, impactful, and relevant service by providing meaningful opportunities to engage and understand our stakeholders.  

Complement & Amplify

Complement & Amplify

Identifying existing resources and supports to amplifying access, spread, and scale across the university.  

Leverage existing expertise and resources and avoid duplication of efforts.  

Partnership & Guidance

Partner & Guide

Pulling together Pan-University teams, to deliver on our priority areas.

Providing structure and guidance, tools and templates to standardize research offerings across U of T, and supporting best pedagogical and leading practices.

Our Impact

Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage

Furthering successful and competitive research that attracts funding and garners public recognition.  

Service Optimization

Service Optimization

Maintaining a lean operational structure while identifying opportunities to share resources, reduce duplication of effort, and optimize service efficiency. 

Research Impact

Research Impact

Enabling U of T faculty to maximize the impact of discoveries and insights and the mobilization of those insights to society. 

Get in touch

  • 9 King’s College Circle
    Gerstein Science Information Centre
    Sigmund Samuel Library Building
    Toronto, ON M7A 1A5