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University Specialized Resources

Specialized Resources are resources the University has decided to invest in that are in addition to what is normally available to researchers. 

Each Faculty has identified specialized resources used for research, seen in the table below.

For information on the effect of using Specialized Resources on Intellectual Property, please see the University's Intellectual Property Policy

Faculty Definition
Arts A resource is considered to be specialized when it is:
• purchased with external funding (e.g. CFI New Opportunities grant) or directly by the University;
• the purchase cost exceeds $5,000 (in constant 2015 dollars) or is part of a set of specialized resources the total cost of which exceeds $50,000 (in constant 2015 dollars); and
• not generally available at other institutions in Canada of comparable or lesser size.
A resource is considered not to be specialized when it is:
• provided as part of a standard academic or administrative environment in aid of the performance of normal duties;
• generally available at other institutions in Canada of a comparable or smaller size; or
• purchased from start-up research or other funds normally provided to all academic staff members.
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Business Administration None
Education A resource is considered to be specialized when it is:
• purchased with external funding or by the Faculty of Education general operating account (2060);
• the purchase cost exceeds $5,000 or is part of a set of specialized resources the total cost of which exceeds $50,000; and
• not generally available at other institutions in Canada of comparable or lesser size.
A resource is considered not to be specialized when it is:
• provided as part of a standard academic or administrative environment in aid of the performance of normal duties;
• generally available at other institutions in Canada of comparable or lesser size; and
• purchased from start-up research or other funds normally provided to all academic staff members.
Engineering & Applied Science A resource is considered to be specialized when it:  
• can only be operated and maintained by a technician with specialized training paid from the University of Regina operating budget; and
• a facility is a specialized facility, if and only if, the facility was built explicitly for the aforementioned specialized equipment.
Johnson Shoyama Graduate School
• A resource is considered specialized at JSGS when:
- it can only be operated and maintained by a technician with specialized training, paid from the JSGS Operating Budget or external grant funding;
- and/or the resource is not generally available at other institutions in Canada of comparable or lesser size.
• A resource is considered NOT to be specialized at JSGS when:
- it is provided as part of a standard academic or administrative environment provided to all/most faculty members in aid of the performance of normal duties;
- and/or it is purchased with start-up research funds or other funds normally provided from JSGS to academic staff members.
Media, Art, and Performance A resource is considered to be specialized when it is:
• purchased with external funding (e.g. CFI grants) where the purchase cost exceeds $400,000 or is part of a set of specialized resources where the total cost exceeds $400,000;
• purchased by the University, where the purchase cost exceeds $400,000 or is part of a set of specialized resources where the total cost exceeds $400,000;
• not generally available at other institutions in Canada of comparable or lesser size.
A resource is considered not to be specialized when it is:
• provided as part of a standard academic or administrative environment in aid of the performance of normal duties;
• generally available at other institutions in Canada of comparable or lesser size; and
• purchased from start­up research or other funds that may be provided to academic staff members.
Kinesiology & Health Studies A resource is considered to be specialized when it is:
• purchased with external grant funding (e.g. CFI), by contract funding, or directly by the University (e.g., start-up funds, internal monies, through a University account, etc.);
• the equipment was received and/or installed and is operated at the University of Regina;
• equipment is maintained through funding provided by grants, contracts, or the University; or
• not generally available to all academic members at this or any other institutions in Canada of comparable or lesser size.
A resource is considered not to be specialized when it is:
• provided as part of a standard academic or administrative environment provided to all faculty members in KHS in aid of the performance of normal duties; or
• generally available to all academic members at this or any other institutions in Canada of a comparable or smaller size.
La Cité

A resource is considered to be specialized when:
• it is purchased with external funding or directly by the University.
• the purchase cost exceeds $5,000 or is part of a set of specialized resources the total cost of which exceeds $50,000: and
• it is not generally available at other institutions in Canada of comparable or smaller size.
A resource is considered not to be specialed when it is:
• provided as part of a standard academic or administrative environment in aid of the performance of normal duties:
• generally available at other institutions in Canada of comparable or smaller size; and
• purchased from start-up research or other funds normally provided to all academic staff members.

Nursing A resource is considered to be specialized when it is:
• equipment that is purchased with funds external to the University.
Science A resource is considered specialized when all of the following criteria are met:
• the equipment was purchased with University funds, external grant funding (e.g. NSERC grants, CFI, etc.) or by contract funding to the University or Faculty;
• the purchase cost of the equipment exceeded $150,000 (approximately); and
• the equipment was received and is operated at the University of Regina.
Social Work A resource is considered to be specialized when all the criteria below are met:
• purchased with external funding (e.g. SSHERC) or directly by the University; and
• the purchase cost exceeds $5,000 (in constant 2015 dollars) or is part of a set of specialized resources, the total cost of which exceeds $50,000 (in constant 2015 dollars); and
• not generally available at the other institutions in Canada of comparable or lesser size.