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Minister of Science announces comprehensive review of federal support for scientific research

Scientific research

Scientific research

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has announced the establishment of an independent advisory panel to advise the Minister of Science on “how to improve federal science programs and initiatives”. Of stated importance is the need to review how federal funding can better support fundamental science and scientists in Canada.  The important role of science in informing government policy is highlighted, as is the recognition that government support must effectively meet the needs of researchers and a culture of innovative research.  Science is identified as being “everybody’s business”, and all Canadians are encouraged  to give their input to the Panel during its six-month consultation process.  For more on the need for, and the potential impact of the Panel’s unprecedented review see http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/panel-to-review-federal-funding-for-university-based-scientific-research/article30410407/

 

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