06 May 2008

NSERC posts International Review report

The following was released yesterday by NSERC:

NSERC today posted the final report of the first of two major reviews of the Discovery Grants Program along with a statement (video [http://www.nserc.ca/about/plans_priorities_video_message_e.asp] and text [http://www.nserc.ca/about/plans_priorities_message_e.html]) from President Suzanne Fortier.The much anticipated report of the International Review Committee provides exhaustive evidence for the program’s success in supporting high quality, internationally competitive research and for its foundational role in supporting Canadian research and training in science and engineering. The committee, which was chaired by Dr. Peter Nicholson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Canadian Academies, also makes recommendations to enhance the program.Visit the NSERC consultation pages [http://www.nserc.ca/about/consultations_e.asp] for the complete report [http://www.nserc.ca/about/PDF/international_review_e.pdf] and its supporting appendices, as well as an update [http://www.nserc.ca/about/plans_priorities_next_e.html] on the second review, which is examining the Discovery Grants peer review system.

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