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Investing in Canada's future: Iu4-223/2017E-PDF

strengthening the foundations of Canadian research.

This report outlines a comprehensive agenda to strengthen the foundations of Canadian extramural research. It recommends legislation to create an independent National Advisory Council on Research and Innovation (NACRI). Working closely with Canada’s new Chief Science Advisor (CSA), the new council would raise the bar in terms of ongoing evaluations of all programming. The report also recommends wide-ranging improvements to oversight and governance of the four agencies, including the appointment of a coordinating board chaired by the CSA. Other changes would promote lifecycle oversight of national-scale research facilities, and improved methods for initiating, reviewing, and renewing or terminating contribution agreements with external non-profit entities operating in the research realm.

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Department/Agency Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.
Title Investing in Canada's future
Subtitle strengthening the foundations of Canadian research.
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Investir dans l'avenir du Canada. Cover title. "Canada's fundamental science review."
Date 2017.
Number of Pages xxix, 242 p. :
ISBN 978-0-9959243-2-1
Catalogue Number
  • Iu4-223/2017E-PDF
Subject Terms Science, Research, Federal government