Canada Research Coordinating Committee

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

The Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) plays an important role in reinvigorating Canada's support for science to meet the current and future needs of the country's scientists, scholars and students.

The committee was created to improve the coordination efforts of Canada's granting agencies—the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research—as well as the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

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Mandate

The CRCC is mandated to achieve greater harmonization, integration and coordination of research-related programs and policies and to address issues of common concern to the granting agencies and the CFI.

CRCC members work together to strengthen Canada's ability to grow in the rapidly evolving global research landscape while focusing on key priority areas such as strengthening equity and diversity in research; increasing the capacity of Indigenous communities to conduct research and partner with the broader research community, and improving support for the next generation of scientists and scholars.

Work plan 2019-2020

The Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) has updated its work plan for 2019-20 after its first year of operation, which saw the launch of the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF). NFRF pushes boundaries by encouraging researchers to take risks, innovate and work freely across disciplinary and national borders. During the year, the CRCC worked closely with the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to engage with Indigenous communities, support early career researchers, and make equity, diversity and inclusion hallmarks of research excellence in Canada.

The 2019-20 work plan addresses issues of concern to researchers in all fields working in a rapidly evolving global landscape. Under the work plan, the CRCC will:

The CRCC wishes to express its appreciation for the expertise and leadership of Canadian researchers and administrators, Indigenous leaders and scholars, graduate students, and agency staff over the past year. Their commitment to Canadian research inspires us.

Work plan 2018-2019

The CRCC has developed a work plan that addresses the priorities laid out in the open letter to its members. The vision for the future of Canada's research landscape is a bold, world-leading and highly coordinated system of federal support for science—a system that fosters research excellence and contributes to the social and economic well-being of Canadians.

Through its work plan, the CRCC commits to engaging with the research community in the development of new programming and initiatives in each priority area, such as:

Annual Report

Canada Research Coordinating Committee publishes first progress report

Members

Ted Hewitt
Ted Hewitt

President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Chair of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee

Michael J. Strong
Michael J. Strong

President, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

John Knubley
John Knubley

Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Simon Kennedy
Simon Kennedy

Deputy Minister of Health Canada

Mona Nemer
Mona Nemer

Chief Science Advisor

Roseann O'Reilly Runte
Roseann O'Reilly Runte

President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation

Iain Stewart
Iain Stewart

President of the National Research Council of Canada

Digvir Jayas
Digvir Jayas

Interim President, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

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