Canada Research Coordinating Committee
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.
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.
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:
- developing innovative programming across the granting agencies that supports international, multidisciplinary, high-risk and rapid-response research that generates new knowledge;
- building Canadian capacity to identify and respond to emerging areas of research;
- removing barriers faced by under-represented and disadvantaged groups to ensure equitable access across the granting agencies and establish Canada as a world leader in equity, diversity and inclusion in research;
- developing, in partnership with Indigenous communities, an interdisciplinary Indigenous research and research training model that contributes to reconciliation with First Nations, Métis and Inuit; and
- establishing Canada as a world leader in supporting the development of talent throughout the research career life cycle.
Interim President, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
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