Person: Chief Science Advisor

New policy on scientific integrity lifts gag on scientists, researchers

Ottawa recently released a model policy that allows government scientists and researchers to speak their minds freely to enable them to help shape public policy based on evidence. The Model Policy on Scientific Integrity was crafted by federal chief science advisor Dr Mona Nemer, in cooperation with the Professional Institute of the Public Service of…

Science minister Duncan meets with CRCC for updates

Science minister Kirsty Duncan met with members of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) this June to outline her expectations for the committee created in fall 2017 to harmonize research initiatives among federal granting agencies. Duncan’s office said the meeting was held in Ottawa where she made clear her expectations of the CRCC, how it…

CRCC outlines plans to develop programs for priorities

The Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) is working to prepare to roll out an initial slate of programs to fulfill their mandate of harmonizing and coordinating research funding disbursed by the three federal research granting councils.