Adoption and impact pathways for Canadian Forest Service genomics research and development initiative projects: Fo123-2/18-2017E-PDF

"Government investments in science are under scrutiny to demonstrate impact. The purpose of this report is to provide a preliminary analysis of the potential adoption and impact of eleven Genomics Research and Development Initiative (GRDI) projects at the Canadian Forest Service (CFS). There have been significant investments by the Government of Canada (GoC) in forest genomics-related research and development (R&D). Genome Canada, funded by the GoC, has invested approximately $90 million in forestry related genomics research performed by academic scientists. Federal genomics science is mainly supported by the GRDI, approximately $30 million since its inception in 1999; the projects discussed in this report receive just over $1 million per year. In addition to providing perspectives on expected adoption and impacts on each of the genomics projects, we also provide a summary of some common themes/expectations across all projects, and identify characteristics of projects that appear likely to have very near-term impacts. The analyses completed here are the first steps towards a more quantitative evaluation of the impacts of the investment into the GRDI projects. Indeed this effort aligns with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) priorities and the GoC’s desire to better quantify the impact of research investments"--Executive summary, p. 1.

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Title Adoption and impact pathways for Canadian Forest Service genomics research and development initiative projects
Series Title Information report ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
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Note Issued also in French under title: Voies pour l’adoption et les retombées des projets de l’initiative de recherche et développement en génomique du Service canadien des forêts. Cover title.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages vi, 53 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-07922-6
Catalogue Number
  • Fo123-2/18-2017E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 38253
Subject Terms Forestry, Genomics, Research and development