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Canada Research Coordinating Committee publishes first progress report

Press Release

We are pleased to announce the release of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee’s (CRCC) first progress report.

The report provides an update on the important steps the committee members have taken to shape Canada’s well-coordinated, federal research funding system.

One of the highlights is the launch of the New Frontiers in Research Fund, which is helping to position Canada as a leader in international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking and high-risk research. The report also summarizes the progress made in five key priority areas:

  • Interdisciplinary, international, high-risk, high-reward and rapid response research;
  • Key emerging research areas;
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion in research;
  • Indigenous research; and
  • Early career researchers.

The report outlines how, over a short period, members have achieved greater harmonization and integration of research programs and policies to address their common concerns. These efforts are part of the changes we are seeing now in Canadian science and research. It is about moving toward a modern research system defined by greater collaboration between disciplines and researchers from across the globe.

The CRCC seeks to meet the current and future needs of Canadian scientists, scholars, students, and provide better support for researchers at all stages of their careers. This change also fosters better equity, diversity and inclusion in the academic world so that our labs and classrooms look more like the Canada we see today. Furthermore, it supports the path towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

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