Info Source

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Introduction to Info Source

Info Source: Sources of Federal Government and Employee Information provides information about the functions, programs, activities and related information holdings of government institutions subject to the Access to Information Act, and the Privacy Act. It provides individuals and employees of the government (current and former) with relevant information to access personal information about themselves held by government institutions subject to the Privacy Act and to exercise their rights under the Privacy Act.

The Introduction and an index of institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act are available centrally.

The Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act assign overall responsibility to the President of Treasury Board (as the designated Minister) for the government-wide administration of the legislation.

Background

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is an agency of the Government of Canada established in 1916. Operating under the NRC Act, its mission is to work with clients and partners, provide innovation support, strategic research, scientific and technical services to develop and deploy solutions to meet Canada's current and future industrial and societal needs. The NRC reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry. It is governed by a council of appointees drawn from its client community.

Responsibilities

As stated in the NRC Act, the agency is responsible for: undertaking, assisting or promoting scientific and industrial research in different fields of importance to Canada; establishing, operating and maintaining a national science library; publishing and selling or otherwise distributing such scientific and technical information as the Council deems necessary; investigating standards and methods of measurement; working on the standardization and certification of scientific and technical apparatus and instruments and materials used or usable by Canadian industry; operating and administering any astronomical observatories established or maintained by the Government of Canada; administering NRC's research and development activities, including contributions used to support a number of international activities; and providing vital scientific and technological services to the research and industrial communities.

Institutional Functions, Programs and Activities

Industrial Research Assistance Program

For over 60 years, the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) has been stimulating wealth creation for Canada through technological innovation. This is largely accomplished by providing technology assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises at all stages of the innovation process, to build their innovation capacity. NRC-IRAP helps small and medium-sized enterprises understand the technology issues and opportunities and provides linkages to the best expertise in Canada.

The program stimulates wealth creation through technological innovation by providing technology advice, assistance and services to SMEs to help them build their innovation capacity. NRC-IRAP brings together a diverse network of organizations, services and programs to help Canadian SMEs develop and exploit technologies in the competitive, global, knowledge economy. Through expert technical and business advice, financial assistance, access to business information, contacts, and national and international networks, the program provides customized solutions to some 10,000 SMEs annually.

Description: The records in this bank are used to support proposals for financial assistance to cover the costs of salaries for company research staff engaged in approved projects. Participating companies provide the research facilities and other expenses involved in the project and retain all titles or have rights to access to the results of the jointly funded research.

Class of Individuals: Directly related employees of companies that submit proposals for financial assistance through this program.

Purpose: To determine the amount of financial contribution to the company if the proposal is accepted.

Consistent Uses: Used to measure the relevance, success, and effectiveness of the Program, as well as the follow-up to the Auditor General's Report.

Retention and Disposal Standards: Accepted proposals are retained for 10, 20 or 30 years depending on the project and then destroyed. Unaccepted proposals are retained for 10 years.

RDA Number: 2001/014

Related Record Number: NRC IRAP B814

TBS Registration: 001683

Bank Number: NRC PPU 026

Business Innovation Access Program

Description: The Business Innovation Access Program (BIAP) is a Government of Canada pilot program, announced in the 2013 Budget that provides $20 million in funding to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them access business services or technical assistance at Canada’s learning institutions and publicly-funded research organizations to bring bigger and better innovations to market faster.

Types of documents: Correspondence, project descriptions, funding proposals, progress and evaluation reports, briefing notes, committee minutes, agreements, collaboration agreements, agendas, terms of reference, conference registrations, correspondence between other government departments, presentations, planning notes and reports.

Record Numbers: NRC IRAP B938, NRC IRAP C040, NRC IRAP C141, NRC IRAP C239

Canadian HIV Technology Development

Description: The CHTD of NRC-IRAP is part of the Canadian HIV Vaccines Initiative (CHVI) and is meant to encourage the participation of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that operate in Canada in the development of an HIV vaccine and other technologies related to the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of HIV.

Types of documents: Correspondence, project descriptions, funding proposals, progress and evaluation reports, briefing notes, committee minutes, agreements, collaboration agreements, agendas, terms of reference, conference registrations, correspondence between other government departments, presentations, planning notes and reports.

Record Numbers: NRC IRAP B820, NRC IRAP B916, NRC IRAP C018, NRC IRAP C119, NRC IRAP C218, NRC IRAP C317

Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) – Brazil, China, India, Israel Note * and South Korea

Description: The Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) provides funding to Canadian companies to support bilateral industrial R&D projects with potential for commercialization with organisations in Brazil, China, India, Israel Note * and soon South Korea. The CIIP is delivered by the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) in collaboration with IRAP.

Types of documents: Correspondence, project descriptions, funding proposals, progress and evaluation reports, briefing notes, committee minutes, agreements, collaboration agreements, agendas, terms of reference, conference registrations, correspondence between other government departments, presentations, planning notes and reports.

Record Numbers: NRC IRAP B845, NRC IRAP B940, NRC IRAP C042

Concierge Service

Description: The Government of Canada's Concierge Service is a single access point where small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can find high-quality, timely advice to help them innovate and accelerate their growth. Developed and operated by NRC-IRAP in collaboration with over 40 federal and provincial partners, the Service helps the SMEs navigate the available innovation resources and support programs by combining online, phone and in-person services.

Types of documents: Correspondence, project descriptions, funding proposals, progress and evaluation reports, briefing notes, committee minutes, agreements, collaboration agreements, agendas, terms of reference, conference registrations, correspondence between other government departments, presentations, planning notes and reports.

Record Numbers: NRC IRAP B841

Support to small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) innovation

Description: Includes records related to delivery activities including advisory services through the national network of Industrial Technology Advisors. It also includes records on financial contributions to SMEs for research and development, for commercialization, and for hiring resources to fill research and development gaps. May also include records related to IRAP's Internship Program with SMEs (Youth Employment Strategy) involving financial assistance for the hiring of post-secondary graduates to work on innovation projects in SMEs.

Types of documents: Correspondence, project descriptions, funding proposals, progress and evaluation reports, briefing notes, committee minutes, agreements, collaboration agreements, agendas, terms of reference, conference registrations, correspondence between other government departments, presentations, planning notes and reports.

Record Numbers: NRC IRAP B822, NRC IRAP B918, NRC IRAP C020, NRC IRAP C121, NRC IRAP C220, NRC IRAP C319

Youth Employment Program

Description: This bank contains information about post-secondary students, their name, age category, year of graduation, field of study, address, telephone number, level of study, and designated category under the Employment Equity Act.

Class of Individuals: General public

Purpose: The purpose of this bank is to list selected participants in the Internship Program with innovative SMES and the Collaborative Research Internships Program.

Consistent Uses: Monitoring, follow-up and reporting to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

Retention and Disposal Standards: Records are retained by NRC for the duration of the program plus three years, after which the records are destroyed.

RDA Number: 98/005

Related Record Number: NRC IRAP B816, NRC IRAP B912, NRC IRAP C014, NRC IRAP C115, NRC IRAP C214, NRC IRAP C313

TBS Registration: 004039

Bank Number: NRC PPU 085

Aerospace

Canada's aerospace industry is vibrant, innovative and complex, with a rich history and elite reputation on a global stage. This area of research supports this important industry with facilities, expertise and industry foresight that result in a constant stream of fresh ideas, new technologies, and the development and demonstration of products and processes that target the market challenges faced by the Canadian and global aeronautics and space sectors.

Aeronautics for the 21st Century

Description: Includes records related to (1) the development and maturation of new and retrofit technologies; (2) the transfer of these technologies to industry for commercialization; (3) the establishment of integrated technology validation platforms that demonstrate the viability of the technologies; (4) engagement and strengthening of Canada’s lower-tier suppliers, leading to increased Canadian content on existing and future aircraft platforms; (5) strengthening Canadian aerostructures industry.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC AERO A10X

Aeronautic Product Development Technologies

Description: Includes records related to the reduction of aeronautical product development risk for Canadian industry by providing priority access to national facilities and technologies to accelerate their time-at-NRC for product qualification on the critical path for every future Canadian aeronautical product development program.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC AERO A11D

Air Defense Systems

Description: Includes records related to (1) the development of technologies that will reduce fuel burn, reduce CO₂ emissions, reduce the costs of RCAF operations; (2) the positioning of NRC for strategic air vehicle research; (3) the engagement of the military industrial sector for further collaboration in strategic R&D and technical services, mainly in the area of sustainment; (4) the development and transfer of military technologies to the civilian aerospace sector.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC AERO A11H

Civilian Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Description: Includes records related to technology gaps (Sense and avoid - Anti-icing - Independent precision positioning -Data management and information creation - Ease of use – Sensor development); Regulatory gaps (A safe, yet commercially viable regulatory framework);Collaboration between UAS developers, service providers and higher level end-users (Identification of the most critical areas for R&TD efforts - Detailed performance and data required to make business decisions)

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC AERO A11F

Reduction of Aviation Icing Risks

Description: Includes records related to the development of low-cost products for flight in icing conditions; icing tools capable of simulating icing conditions to lower the cost of product development; ice-detection sensors and wing and engine technologies that mitigate the effects of icing and, technologies that optimize the remote detection of atmospheric icing.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC AERO A10Z

Working and Travelling on Aircraft

Description: Includes records related to the expansion of markets for the airframe supply chain (Industry participation; improvement of passenger comfort and integration of lighting, acoustics, vibration, thermal comfort and air quality: optimization of aircrew performance and reduction of design cycle time for cabin and avionics technology.)

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC AERO A11B

Aquatic and Crop Resource Development

In collaboration with industry, develop improved varieties of crops and develops technologies for maximizing crop value and converting biomass to enhance the prosperity of the Canadian agriculture, bio-product, and natural health product industry sectors. This includes development and validation of value-added goods – from natural ingredients and health products through to chemicals and industrial oils and other products – for leveraging Canada’s abundance of aquatic and crop resources.

Algal Carbon Conversion

Description: Includes records related to the development of a biorefinery infrastructure that will grow algal biomass while remediating wastewater and recycling industrial CO2 emissions. The algal biomass will be further processed into high-value products, which may include renewable biofuels, biomaterials, soil amendment products, animal feed and specialized bioactive products.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC ACRD B710

Bio-based Specialty Chemicals

Description: Includes records related to bio-based chemicals (specialty and niche chemical products from renewable resources.)

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC ACRD B435

Canadian Wheat Improvement

Description: Includes records related to bio-based chemicals (specialty and niche chemical products from renewable resources.)

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC ACRD B712

Industrial Biomaterials

Description: Includes records related to the development of Biomaterials to meet the growing worldwide demand for plastic and composite materials that yield lighter, stronger, and lower-cost products especially for the automotive, surface transportation and construction sectors.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC ACRD B712

Natural Health Products

Description: Includes records related to the development of high quality, safe and effective functional ingredients often derived from Canadian bioresources that are used by companies to commercialize Natural Health Products.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC ACRD A812

Automotive and Surface Transportation

This area of research advances product and process technologies for producing more fuel-efficient ground vehicles and for delivering solutions to challenges facing heavy vehicle and rail transportation.

Advances Manufacturing and Design Systems

Description: Includes records related to the development of revolutionary new technologies to the factory floor aimed at reducing manufacturing and design costs and increasing production efficiencies.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC AST A744

Fleet Forward 2020

Description: Includes records related to the advancement of vehicle fleet performance by lowering the maintenance and operation costs and increase the efficiencies of ground vehicle fleets through vehicle health management, improved power management and aerodynamics.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC AST A537

Industrial Biomaterials

Description: Includes records related to the development of cost-effective and next-generation polymer resins, fibres, reinforcements and composites from non-food renewable and recyclable resources.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: CNRC ATS A812

Lightweighting of Ground Transportation Vehicles

Description: Includes records related to the development, validation and deployment of advanced aluminium and multi-materials technologies to enable the industry to reduce, vehicle weight.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC AST A740

Rail Vehicle and Track Optimization

Description: Includes records related to the Maintenance management and reliability of rail vehicles and tracks through autonomous instrumented wheel sets, data analysis and cutting-edge sensor technologies.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC AST A539

Vehicle Propulsion Technologies

Description: Includes records related to the development of new or improved propulsion systems through advanced materials and reduced manufacturing cost through material selection and lower friction surface materials.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC AST A742

Construction

The Canadian construction industry sector as it faces critical challenges in responding to expectations for better performing and more affordable buildings and infrastructure while striving to remain competitive in the global marketplace. Results are achieved through multi-disciplinary collaborative research and development and standardization services in addition to specialized technical services -- such as testing, product and process validation, prototyping, and system integration in field and in specialized facilities -- for transferring or advancing technologies into deployed solutions for the marketplace.

Building Regulations for Market Access

Description: Includes records related to the development of innovative building products and systems complying with code requirements (energy efficiency, weather-protection, and sound transmission control) and development of research-based codes that enable business growth and address changing societal needs and emerging technologies (fire safety, clean and safe indoor air).

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC CONST A397

Critical Concrete Infrastructure

Description: Includes records related to the development of technologies that extend the service life and reduce the life cycle operation and maintenance costs of existing and new bridges: High performance materials and structures technologies and assessment tools and decision making to help bridge owners, sensor manufacturers and information and communication technology industries to develop reliable assessment and long-term forecasting and decision-support technologies.

Types of documents: Article, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, framework, guide, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, presentation, project material, promotional material, record of decision, report, specification

Record Numbers: NRC CONST A391

High Performance Buildings

Description: Includes records related to the transformation of the country's buildings into high performance, energy-efficient buildings: Dynamic building envelope more thermally efficient while harvesting energy, managing solar load, and performing requirements for natural light, durability and moisture management; intelligent building environmental control that deliver interior lighting and ventilation only where and when needed; interactive platforms connecting building energy systems and Smart Grid.

Types of documents: Article, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, framework, guide, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, presentation, project material, promotional material, record of decision, report, specification

Record Numbers: NRC CONST A395

Mid-Rise Wood Buildings

Description: Includes records related to the development of technologies for 5 to12 storey wood-based buildings: Site-built wall and floor assemblies with improved wood-based products and high-performance prefabricated structural assemblies with superior fire safety, acoustic performance and construction speed.

Types of documents: Article, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, framework, guide, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, presentation, project material, promotional material, record of decision, report, specification

Record Numbers: NRC CONST A393

Energy, Mining and Environment

This research area delivers advanced technology solutions to Canada's resource and utility sectors. Our unique technology risk management capabilities help companies develop and maintain a globally competitive position, and support quality improvements and cost reductions for vital products and services delivered to Canadians.

Bioenergy Systems for Viable Stationary Applications

Description: Includes records related to bioenergy systems approach that targets technologies at the interface between biofuels and the power plant. Increasing the efficiency of primary biomass conversion technologies by optimizing processes for biofuel upgrading; resolving biofuel-power plant compatibility issues; and lowering capital and operating costs for bioenergy systems and components.

Types of documents: Agreement, article, assessment, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, meeting material, media release, organizational description, plan, presentation, project material, promotional material, record of decision, report, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC EME A435

Energy Storage for Grid Security and Modernization

Description: Includes records related to issues of poor durability, high cost and high risk to end-users, all of which are currently hampering the development and deployment of energy storage technologies in the marketplace.

Types of documents: Agreement, article, assessment, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, meeting material, media release, organizational description, plan, presentation, project material, promotional material, record of decision, report, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC EME A437

High Efficiency Mining

Description: Includes records related to the optimization of mining processes; the development and improvement of real-time monitoring and separation technologies that increase energy efficiency; improvement of equipment durability; development of better material wear and corrosion management technologies and integrated predictive maintenance approaches that combine modeling and advanced sensing.

Types of documents: Agreement, article, assessment, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, meeting material, media release, organizational description, plan, presentation, project material, promotional material, record of decision, report, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC EME A439

Human Health Therapeutics

NRC's Human Health Therapeutics (HHT) portfolio works hand in hand with industry to help biotech firms achieve success and save costs. As an R&D partner of choice, we de risk critical steps in the development of biologics, vaccines, and delivery of large molecules to the brain, to help improve the health of Canadians. We add value to collaborators' products and accelerate their progress to market by overcoming challenges in preclinical and early clinical development, expanding product characterization, optimizing bioprocesses and their scale-up, and developing biomarkers.

Biologics and Biomanufacturing program

Description: Includes records related to the expertise and leading-edge facilities in the following three areas of biologics development: (1) candidate design, selection, and optimization; (2) bioprocess development, including protein engineering, mammalian cell bioprocessing and new expression technologies, that facilitate the development and manufacturing of new biologics and (3) the performance evaluation of new candidates through translational science is essential to demonstrate product efficacy.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistic.

Record Numbers: NRC HHT B521

Therapeutics Beyond Brain Barriers program

Description: Includes records related to the development of blood-brain barrier carriers for biological products targeting the central nervous system (CNS) as the majority of products are unable to penetrate the blood-brain barrier to induce a therapeutic response. NRC partners are able to meet this challenge head on, through our ability to deploy a pipeline of blood-brain barrier (BBB) carriers that can be customized for various types of therapeutic molecules in order to enable their delivery to the brain.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC HHT B527

Vaccines program

Description: Includes records related to antigen selection and design; glycoconjugate technologies; adjuvant design, formulation and immunomodulators; vectors and delivery systems; production of vaccine candidates and virus-like particles (VLPs); biomanufacturing and process transfer compatible with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP); production facilities with biosafety levels 2 (BSL2) and 3 (BSL3); Microbial Pilot Plant; Animal Cell Pilot Plant.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC HHT B523

Information and Communications Technologies

This area of research applies leading-edge expertise in software development, semiconducting materials and photonic device design and fabrication to design, validate, demonstrate and deliver both physical and software solutions that lead to new market opportunities for industries in Canada's information and communication technology (ICT).

Advanced Photonic Components

Description: Includes records related to photonic components for optical communications, to expand network capacity and reach; components targeting high data-density, short reach applications, to alleviate congestion in access networks and data centres; and photonic integration, to increase optical chip functionality and reduce size, power consumption and cost.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, meeting material, media release, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC ICT B120

Learning and Performance Support Systems

Description: Includes records related to the deployment of an advanced Learning and Performance Support System (LPSS) to facilitate the development and integration of a personalized platform technology for training, knowledge and learning management. The program objective is to build a solution for reducing costs and for increasing effectiveness.

Types of documents: Agreement, article, assessment, computer code or software, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, presentation, project material, promotional material, record of decision, report, specification, statistics

Record Numbers: NRC ICT B151

Multimedia Analytic Tools for Security

Description: Includes records related to the development, test and delivery of intelligence analytics solutions with intelligence and security agencies, industry multi-nationals, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) vendors, systems integrators and smaller niche companies. Technologies developed will be applicable to other outside defence and security that require advanced analytic capabilities such as healthcare, education, business intelligence and language translation.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, correspondence, financial material, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, organizational description, plan, record of decision, report

Record Numbers: NRC ICT B149

Printable Electronics

Description: Includes records related to research involving functional Materials (Conductive and semiconducting ink, scalable processes); Functional Devices: Logic circuits, memory, conductors, radio-frequency identification (RFID) and near-field communication (NFC); Functional Imprinting: Innovative interactive optical features for security printing.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC ICT A814

Knowledge Management

Knowledge Management delivers information and intelligence services that strengthen NRC's critical decisions, provides maximum business value from all information that NRC acquires and creates, and leverages those services to benefit the wider Canadian innovation community.

Foresight

Description: Includes records relating to the provision of exceptional insights to NRC and Canadian decision-makers on important science, technology, and innovation investments or related opportunities through the use of foresight tools and approaches.

Types of documents: Agreement, briefing material, correspondence, form, framework, guide, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, report, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC KM D427

National Science Library

Description: Includes records relating to provision of access for NRC employees to relevant, high quality scientific and technical information and related services; partnering in the provision of access at predictable costs to effective and sustainable library and information services to federal departments; provision of access for Canadians to relevant NRC publications, collections, data, and related services for research and innovation.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC KM D425

Measurement Science and Standards

Accurate measurement underpins industrial success across all sectors of the economy. It is therefore essential to mobilize highly credible metrology infrastructure and intelligence. This area of research meets this demand with world-class facilities, technologies and staff, tackling challenges in innovation and providing first-rate metrology capabilities.

Measurement Science for Emerging Technologies

Description: Includes records related to the needs of emerging technologies for adequate metrology (new regulations to de-risk investments and promote responsible innovation, or to ensure that products meet expectations for safety, consistency, and performance demanded by consumers.) The Measurement Science for Emerging Technologies program assists government and industry to exploit emerging challenges by developing and delivering advanced measurement solutions.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics, still image.

Record Numbers: NRC MSS B222

Metrology for Industry and Society

Description: Includes records related to metrological calibration and reference materials. The Metrology for Industry and Society program will develop, improve, and deliver metrology services to support industrial competitiveness and regulatory compliance.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics, still image.

Record Numbers: NRC MSS B224

Scientific Support for the National Measurement System

Description: Includes records related to the national measurement system. The national measurement system that stimulates good measurement practice and supports the national quality infrastructure, which results in a better quality of life through improved trade and consumer protection, a cleaner, healthier environment and more effective health and safety measures.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics, still image.

Record Numbers: NRC MSS B226

Medical Devices

This research area applies expertise in biochips, nano-materials, micro-devices, in vitro diagnostics, imaging, optical bio-photonics, medical simulation, and radio-frequency engineering and electronics to develop and advance technologies for enhancing the prosperity of the medical device industry.

Health Technologies program

Description: Includes records related to in vitro diagnostics, in vivo devices, implantable devices, simulation and digital health and medical device certification.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC MD B624, NRC MD B626

NRC Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics

This area of research is Canada's gateway to the universe. We operate Canada's national observatories, a national astronomy data centre and develop advanced astronomical instruments in collaboration with industrial partners to bring out-of-this-world technology back down to Earth.

Astronomy Technology Program (ATP)

Description: Includes records related to key technologies for the proposed Square Kilometer Array and the adaptive optics system for the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope, a next generation Optical-InfraRed telescope to be built on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. This program is also engaged in space-based astronomical applications.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics, still image.

Record Numbers: NRC NSI A915

Optical Astronomy Program (OAP)

Description: Includes records related to world-leading optical, ultraviolet and infrared telescopes. By enabling Canadian researchers to make the most effective use of astronomy observatories, the OA program meets the needs of the Canadian Astronomy community's priorities as indicated in Canada's Long Range Plan (LRP2010) for astronomy. The program also operates the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC) which provides access to high-capacity digital infrastructure that furthers astronomical research.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics, still image.

Record Numbers: NRC NSI A917

Radio Astronomy Program (RAP)

Description: Includes records related to the development of concepts and specifications for new capabilities at the observatories in conjunction with NRC's Astronomy Technology program and in collaboration with Canadian industrial collaborators. It further provides operational support to Canada’s engagement in forefront millimetre/submillimetre and centimetre observatories around the world, ultimately advancing human knowledge of the universe.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics, still image.

Record Numbers: NRC NSI A919

Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering

This research area supports a broad cross section of industry sectors by developing creative and practical solutions to engineering challenges in rivers, lakes and marine environments. It provides expertise and tools to identify, adapt, and integrate advanced solutions into systems that improve the performance and safety of ocean, coastal, and marine operations, meet the challenges of climate change, and protect infrastructure, property and people from severe weather events and other environmental risks.

Arctic

Description: Includes records related to surveillance and security in the Arctic: Sustainable Resource Development, oil and gas exploration, improved shipping and extension of the life of ice roads for northern mining; Northern Transportation research to reduce the number of incidents (vessel damage, vessels beset in ice); Ice Forecasting, managing ice loads and reducing ice floe size; Cold regions infrastructure including standards and codes for structures.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC OCRE A257

Marine Infrastructure, Energy & Water Resources

Description: Includes records related to Marine infrastructure optimization (oil and gas developments, ports and harbours, shore protection and flood prevention); Renewable energy products and services (wave energy and river/tidal technologies); Environmental impact assessments; Management, protection and utilization of water resources; Products and services for extracting energy from waves and currents

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC OCRE A263

Marine Vehicles

Description: Includes records related to advanced control technologies and vessel performance monitoring and analysis systems; safe vessel operations technologies for offshore exploration and production in managed ice conditions; engineering design of all ocean going vessels including civilian, military and Arctic type vessels.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC OCRE A265

Security and Disruptive Technologies

This research area builds and validates emerging technology platforms (such as nanotechnology, quantum technologies and the convergence of nano-, bio- and information technologies) that can be applied in a range of industries. Efforts focus on applications for addressing national security challenges because security and defence players are amongst the earliest adopters of such technologies from which broader commercial adaptations ultimately evolve, replacing existing technologies.

National Institute of Nanotechnology (NINT)

Description: Includes files related to the development of nanotechnologies to the service of industry, creating technology solutions to meet the needs of society and expanding transformative programs to train researchers and entrepreneurs in nanotechnology.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC SDT B044

Quantum Photonic Sensing & Security

Description: Includes records related to the emerging field of quantum communication promises unhackable, secure communication that can be applied to protect our digital infrastructure. Breaking quantum encryption is against the laws of physics. NRC is developing photonics-based, quantum-enhanced cyber security solutions.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC SDT B048

Security Materials Technology

Description: Includes records related to armored vehicles (AV) and personal protective equipment (PPE). Development, demonstration and transfer to Canadian industry of transformational materials, structural concepts and manufacturing technologies which improves the performance-to-weight ratio (the mass efficiency) of AV and PPE protection systems.

Types of documents: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Numbers: NRC SDT B050

Internal Services

Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Acquisitions; Communications Services; Financial Management; Human Resources Management; Information Management; Information Technology; Legal Services; Management and Oversight Services; Material; Real Property; Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program.

Acquisition services

Acquisition Services involve activities undertaken to acquire a good or service to fulfill a properly completed request (including a complete and accurate definition of requirements and certification that funds are available) until entering into or amending a contract.

Communications Services

Communications Services involve activities undertaken to ensure that Government of Canada communications are effectively managed, well coordinated and responsive to the diverse information needs of the public. The communications management function ensures that the public – internal or external – receives government information, and that the views and concerns of the public are taken into account in the planning, management and evaluation of policies, programs, services and initiatives.

Financial Management services

Financial Management Services involve activities undertaken to ensure the prudent use of public resources, including planning, budgeting, accounting, reporting, control and oversight, analysis, decision support and advice, and financial systems.

Human Resources Management services

Human Resources Management Services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction, allocating resources among services and processes, as well as activities relating to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and/or plans.

Information Management services

Information Management Services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective information management to support program and service delivery; foster informed decision making; facilitate accountability, transparency, and collaboration; and preserve and ensure access to information and records for the benefit of present and future generations.

Information Technology services

Information Technology Services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective use of information technology to support government priorities and program delivery, to increase productivity, and to enhance services to the public.

Legal Services

Legal services involve activities undertaken to enable government departments and agencies to pursue policy, program and service delivery priorities and objectives within a legally sound framework.

Management and Oversight services

Management and Oversight Services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction, and allocating resources among services and processes, as well as those activities related to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and/or plans.

Materiel services

Materiel Services involve activities undertaken to ensure that materiel can be managed by departments in a sustainable and financially responsible manner that supports the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.

Real Property services

Real Property Services involve activities undertaken to ensure real property is managed in a sustainable and financially responsible manner, throughout its life cycle, to support the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.

Travel and other Administrative services

Travel and Other Administrative Services include Government of Canada (GC) travel services, as well as those other internal services that do not smoothly fit with any of the internal services categories

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Sunsetted programs

As per Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat's direction, the following are descriptions of programs that have been remodeled, closed or transferred to other institutions based on the NRC 2014-15 Program Activity Architecture (PAA), for which NRC still retain records.

Energy and Environmental Technologies (remodeled, closed or transferred)

The National Research Council carries out this program in partnership with other government departments, universities and industry and brings together the knowledge and expertise needed to make an impact on areas of critical importance to Canada in environmental and sustainable energy. The challenge is to reduce energy consumption while developing clean, sustainable energy alternatives. NRC is working to help alleviate the environmental impacts of activity in the energy, resources, transportation, construction and agri-food industry sectors. NRC performs research and development to develop processes and technologies for environmentally responsible manufacturing.

Fuel Cells Technology Research (remodeled, closed or transferred)

The National Research Council carries out this program, located on the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, which conducts research and development in the fields of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies to support Canada's growing fuel cell and hydrogen industry and deliver on Canada's clean energy and climate change priorities. Research focuses on finding new technologies and solving technical challenges related to the performance of low- and high-temperature fuel cells. Such advancements in fuel cell science contribute to reducing fuel cell component costs and hence accelerating fuel cell commercialization in Canada for such industries as transportation and heat and power generation. The program also promotes fuel cell adoption by hosting demonstrations, workshops, and awareness events. This program includes the National Research Council's fuel cell cluster initiative.

Demonstration and Commercialization (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the provision of infrastructure, prototyping, system integration capabilities as well as technology and business process advice to clients, with a focus in the areas of powering remote communities and waste resource utilization. It may also include records on technology transfer and commercialization.

Document Types: Correspondence, memoranda, requests, public relations materials, presentations, contracts with collaborators and clients. Correspondence with other Government Departments, Business development agreements, patents and licences.

Record Number: NRC IFC 7200

Knowledge and Networking (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to commercial interactions, strategic planning and performance reporting, general descriptions of research activities, committee reports, working file. Records may include information about technical and market knowledge, best practices, and plans and priorities related to Canadian fuel cell and hydrogen technology.

Document Types: Correspondence, memoranda, requests, public relations materials, contracts with collaborators and clients.

Record Number: NRC IFC 7300

Technology Development (cluster focused) (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the development of new materials for fuel cell catalysts that are both more economical and more durable. It may also include records on the developing of catalysts with reduced platinum content that will lead to lower cost units with reduced operating temperatures and system complexity.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements, business development plans and non-disclosure agreements.

Record Number: NRC IFC 5510

Technology Development (nationally focused) (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the research into new materials for fuel-cell catalysts, on a national scale, for entry into longer-term mass markets for fuel cell technology. The research is focused on developing a solid oxide fuel cell, which can utilize diverse fuel cells including biomass. It may include records related to the program which uses publications to promote knowledge sharing, protects its discoveries through patents and transfers technology development through licensing agreement with Canadian companies.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IFC 5520

Hydraulics Technology Research (remodeled, closed or transferred)

The National Research Council conducts research and technology development, and provides numerical modeling and analytical services on a cost-recovery basis in the fields of hydraulics and coastal engineering for the Canadian and international engineering communities. Research includes developing mitigation and emergency evacuation measures for natural events and disasters; addressing ice engineering problems for marine structures and navigation in ice-covered and iceberg-infested waters; and the estimation of renewable (green) energy resources from currents, waves, and tides in lakes, rivers, bays, and shorelines in Canada and around its shoreline. Services include field/laboratory engineering studies and analyses to optimize and validate designs for marinas, ports, breakwaters, dams and offshore platforms, as well as studies of the physical and chemical attributes of flowing water to address the needs of environmental assessments, environmental protection and environmental remediation. These activities are important for maintaining Canada's leadership in coastal engineering, hydraulics and water related environmental protection; for enabling the safe recovery of petroleum and green energy around Canada's coastlines; and for maintaining Canada's ability to respond efficiently and effectively to emergencies and disasters related to hydraulics.

Cold Regions Technologies (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the activities of the development and research involving the wide range of complex issues to solve ice engineering problems through the use of field studies, laboratory studies, data mining and numerical models. Records may include information on the technical development, software development, systems and management services provided by the Canadian Hydraulics Center to address a wide range of ice problems.

Document Types: Environmental assessments, technical reports, scientific papers, images, procedures for quality assurance.

Record Number: NRC CHC 0890

Hydrotechnical (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to studying and developing solutions to water-related problems through the application of laboratory studies, numerical modelling, field investigations and engineering analysis. The laboratory is routinely used to verify the performance and optimise the design of specific projects related to civil engineering hydraulics, coastal science and engineering, port and harbour developments, and offshore energy projects. Records may include information on the technical development, software development, systems and management services provided by the Canadian Hydraulics Center to solve water-related problems.

Document Types: Environmental assessments, technical reports, scientific papers, images, procedures for quality assurance.

Record Number: NRC CHC 0740

Ocean Technology Research (remodeled, closed or transferred)

The National Research Council conducts research on advanced ocean technologies in order to strengthen Canada's capacity to operate safely and effectively in its vast ocean territory. It includes the development and transfer of technology solutions of importance to Canada. Based on expertise, experience and world-class facilities the program leverages a competitive advantage for Canadian industry. Research focuses on ice and Arctic operations (supporting environmental science and technologies), ocean observation (supporting natural resources and energy technologies) and marine safety, while maintaining world-class expertise in the evaluation of technologies in harsh marine environments. The program is also essential for the ocean technologies cluster in St. John's involving NRC, federal, provincial and municipal organizations, local businesses and industry groups, as well as Memorial University of Newfoundland, and supports cluster companies in the development of new technologies and in aiding the creation of new enterprises. The program also operates an Industrial Partnership Facility (IPF), infrastructure for building productive collaboration within the cluster and technology receptor capacity in the local industry.

Ice and Arctic Engineering (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the activities of the research groups including laboratory work, studies, project planning, relations with other groups, travel, seminars, visits, guest workers, equipment. May also include records on publications, technology transfer activities and intellectual property management.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IOT 1004

Marine Performance Evaluation (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the development and use of numerical and physical modelling techniques to predict full scale performance of vessels, oil platforms and other marine structures, for government and Canada's ocean industries. It may also include records on relations with partners the transfer of technologies.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IOT 0005

Marine Safety (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects aimed at solving problems regarding escape, evacuation and rescue during catastrophic events at sea in industry sectors such as fishing, offshore oil and gas, and ocean transport. It may also include records on the evaluation of strengths, weaknesses, range of operability and reliability of new technologies and methods.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, technical report, research contracts, patents, service agreements and research agreements.

Record Number: NRC IOT 1003

Ocean Observation (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to research aimed at extending the range and reliability of remotely operated data monitors for collection of information on climate change, general ocean science, offshore energy, marine security and commercial fishing. It may also include records on relations with clients and partners as well as intellectual property management.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, technical reports, research contracts, patents; service agreements.

Record Number: NRC IOT 0006

Sustainable Energy Technologies and Environmental Monitoring Research (remodeled, closed or transferred)

The National Research Council develops chemistry based technologies that enable sustainable development. It focuses on ways to decrease Canada's environmental footprint by creating innovative solutions in the chemical, automotive, environmental and energy sectors. The program's core strength is the application of multi-disciplinary competencies in the study of complex behaviour of substances to develop technologies for sustainable energy generation using alternative sources (such as hydrogen, bitumen or biomass) and the production of efficient electrical energy storage devices for the benefit of Canadian industry. It also assesses the environmental impact of alternative fuels and develops environment monitoring technologies in support of Canada's climate change priorities.

Advance Fuel Cells Components (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to research projects on key technical issues for Canada's fuel cell industry such as developing technologies to lower costs while at the same time increasing the reliability and durability of proton exchange membrane and solid oxide fuel cells. It may also include records on publication and technology transfer activities.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC CPE 3510

Bioproducts (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects focused on the development of novel methods to isolate high value compounds from bio-feedstock such as agricultural and forestry waste, and from specific industrial crops like flax and canola. It may also include records on dissemination and transfer of knowledge.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, Presentations, research material, proposals, publications, workshop, meetings, policy documents, proposals, advisory panel, visits and tours information.

Record Number: NRC CPE 9002

Clean Energy (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects focused on the development of safer and lower cost products, for hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as stationary electrical storage systems for cleaner electricity production with mobile power devices. It may also include records on the transfer of new technologies for commercial purposes.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, , technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC CPE 5000

Environment Monitoring Technologies (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to research on technologies to address greenhouse gas emissions and to develop gas sensors and enhanced tools to measure air quality. It may also include records on patenting and technology transfer activities.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC CPE 6000

Oil Sands (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related research projects focused on bitumen and heavy viscous oil recovery from the oils sands reservoir, as well as methods to increase oil yield, improve oil quality, and enable environmentally benign recovery of minerals and metals found in oil sands materials. It may also include records on intellectual property management.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, technical reports, patents, research agreements, collaborative research agreements, cooperation and liaison with associations, project plans, and technology schedules.

Record Number: NRC CPE 3099

Health and Life Science Technologies (remodeled, closed or transferred)

In support of the federal science and technology Strategy, the National Research Council mobilizes and partners with key university, government and private sector players, and forms major research collaborations to develop integrated research solutions for complex health and related life science issues for the benefit of Canadians. Areas of research focus include age-related and infectious diseases, human health and wellness, and the prevention, early diagnosis and improved treatment of diseases such as cancer.

Age-Related and Infectious Disease Research (remodeled, closed or transferred)

The National Research Council conducts research at reducing the impact of age-related and infectious diseases. In collaboration with partners from industry, universities, hospitals and other research and development organizations, the program focuses on neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and stroke, and infectious diseases. The goal is to transfer promising discoveries out to the marketplace for the benefit of Canadian pharmaceutical companies. Novel and leading-edge treatments originating from these discoveries give the domestic biopharmaceutical sector a competitive advantage, and improve the health and wellness of those who suffer from these diseases.

Antibody Fragments and Applications (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the activities of the research groups, particularly the development of diagnostic and therapeutic applications from identified antibody fragments. May also include records on work performed in collaboration with biopharmaceutical companies.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, technical reports, research and service contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IBS 0480

Bacterial Pathogenesis (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects in the areas of antibody engineering, single-domain antibodies and cancer-specific antibodies. It may also include records on the management of the intellectual property derived from those projects and the commercialization of new technologies.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IBS 0470

Glycoprocessing and Glycoanalysis (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects focusing on understanding the role of glycoproteins (carbohydrates plus a protein or a lipid) in normal biological function and disease. It may also include records on the management of the intellectual property derived from those projects and the commercialization of new technologies.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IBS 0510

Immuno-modulation (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to research on host-pathogen interactions and immunological responses, in collaboration with the biopharmaceutical industry. It may also include records on the management of the intellectual property derived from those projects and on the commercialization of new technologies.

Document Types: Correspondence, laboratory reports, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IBS 0400

Neurovascular Systems (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects in the area of brain vascular pathology in neurodegenerative diseases and stroke, based on understanding the integration of vascular and neuronal systems and the application of advanced biomaterials. It may also include records on the management of the intellectual property derived from those projects and the commercialization of new technologies.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IBS 0362

Synaptic Targets and Therapies (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects focusing on the discovery of elements involved in the loss or dysfunction of nerve synapses. It may also include records on the management of the intellectual property derived from those projects, the commercialization of new technologies, and research related to the development of diagnostic and therapeutic products for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and stroke.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IBS 0322

Genomics and Health Initiative (remodeled, closed or transferred)

The National Research Council is developing and translating scientific knowledge and technologies within genome sciences and health-related research into social and economic well being for Canada through the development of integrated, large-scale research programs that include multi-Institute research collaboration across the NRC, as well as with partners in other government departments, universities and the private sector. The program aims to create and apply genomics and heath technologies that contribute to global competitiveness of key Canadian industrial sectors (e.g. biopharma, agriculture, medical devices) by: developing a virtual reality based system for training of surgeons and rehearsal of brain tumour surgery; enhancing the productivity of canola crops; developing point of care diagnostic devices for rapid and specific detection of human pathogen markers; developing new diagnostic and imaging tools to better triage patients with heart attacks and to guide surgery and treatment; engineering novel biotherapeutic and diagnostic probes for cancer identification and treatment. These technologies are commercialized through licensing agreements with Canadian industry.

Genomics and Health Initiative (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the activities of the Coordination Office and funded research projects including governance, information about the projects, and reports.

Document Types: Governance framework, annual reports, project fact sheets, business plans, project proposals, proposal evaluation documentation, project charters, performance reports, and minutes of meetings.

Record Number: NRC GHI 1001

Health and Environmental Biotechnology Research (remodeled, closed or transferred)

The National Research Council undertakes and supports innovative research in the health and environment sectors. To ensure that the research and development needs within these fields are identified and addressed, the institute forms strategic partnerships and collaborates with biotechnology industry and academia. The institute provides value to Canadian biotechnology firms by transferring relevant and commercially viable technology to them through service contracts and licensing agreements for use of the Institute's intellectual property to reduce greenhouse gases and improve water resources and develop health treatments.

Environmental Biotechnology (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the development of eco-efficient bio-products and biotechnology applications as well as the use of industrial biotechnologies that have a positive impact on environmental pollution. It may also include records on projects in support of regional and rural bio-economies, in collaboration with various partners, by the development of clean alternatives to traditional resources.

Document Types: Correspondence, laboratory notes, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements, service contracts.

Record Number: NRC BRI 2000

Health Biotechnology (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects focused on early drug development, from the identification and characterization of molecular disease targets to the discovery, design and validation of drug compounds. It may also include records on relations with external research teams.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, , technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC BRI 8888

Marine Biosciences and Nutrisciences Research (remodeled, closed or transferred)

The National Research Council undertakes research focused on the discovery, characterization, and development of marine and terrestrial bioproducts - especially bioactives, natural toxins, functional foods, and nutraceuticals for disease prevention and treatment. It serves Canada, particularly the Atlantic community, by transferring knowledge and creating economic value for the local life sciences industry through mechanisms such as collaborations and licensing agreements. The program's research team works together with local and regional industries to optimize the process of discovering natural products and to support the production of nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals with the goals of enhancing the health and wellness of Canadians and creating economic value for Canadian life sciences companies. The program also produces Certified Reference Materials (CRM's) for shellfish toxins, used by industrial and institutional customers in more than 80 countries to detect and monitor the presence of natural toxins in the environment and food supply. The program contributes to the Halifax and Charlottetown technology clusters of life sciences companies and provides emerging companies with access to Industrial Partnership Facilities to promote growth of companies and creation of jobs in the Atlantic region.

Atlantic Initiative Cluster (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to commercial interactions, strategic planning and performance reporting, general descriptions of research activities, committee reports, and working files, research cluster information, research grants and reviews, funding source information, research committees and forums.

Document Types: Correspondence, public relations materials, , agenda, meeting notes, proposals, presentations, studies, evaluation reports, funding guidelines, documents relating to the cooperation with association.

Record Number: NRC IMB 6000

Bioanalytical Chemistry (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the projects focused on the science of measuring biotoxins in marine foods, such as shellfish and fish, and in freshwater supplies. It may also include records on intellectual property management and the publication of scientific papers.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IMB 4000

Functional Genomics (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects ensuring that the technology platforms on which research programs rely remain at the cutting edge of their respective fields as well as be available to industry. It may also include records on intellectual property management, publications, and research related to genomics and advanced analytical methods.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IMB 3000

Marine Bioactives (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects on bioactives that may be used as ingredients in functional foods (foods with a known health benefit), nutraceuticals (products derived from foods that have a known health benefit), and pharmaceuticals. It may also include records on partnerships and knowledge transfer activities to create economic value for the local life sciences industry.

Document Types: Correspondence, meeting notes, research collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IMB 4001

Nutriscience and Health (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects aimed at optimizing the process of discovering natural products, and supporting the production of nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals. It may also include records on research partnerships and on the transfer of technologies to help create economic value for Canadian life sciences companies.

Document Types: Correspondence and material transfer agreements.

Record Number: NRC INH 7005

Medical Diagnostic Technology Research (remodeled, closed or transferred)

The National Research Council conducts research and develops non-invasive medical devices and techniques, such as magnetic resonance scanners. These devices are used in the prevention, earlier diagnosis, improved treatment and prognosis of diseases. The program's primary core competency is imaging technology, which is considered a major component of diagnostics. Working collaboratively with hospitals and Canadian companies, this institute is involved in the application and commercialization of novel medical diagnostic technology for improving treatment outcomes for Canadians. The program licences the use of its novel medical diagnostic technologies to Canadian companies. This program also includes the National Research Council's technology cluster initiative in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is a partner in creating another cluster of neuroscience expertise in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Brain Repair Centre, where researchers apply their knowledge of functional magnetic resonance imaging to learn more about neurological disorders, such as epilepsy, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases. In Calgary it has a technology development centre and a research group specializing in the diagnosis of stroke.

Cancer (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects focusing on the development of technologies with improved sensitivity for the early detection, characterization and monitoring of high mortality cancers in order to improve treatment outcomes for cancer patients. It may also include records on collaborations with partners to transfer these technologies for commercial use.

Document Types: Correspondence, Committee meeting agendas and minutes of meetings, application protocol, assessments, evaluations and research collaboration.

Record Number: NRC IBD 2086

Cardiovascular Disease (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the use of radiology to image coronary heart disease and other diseases such as diabetes. It may also include records on external research collaborations, research related to the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases, and on the transfer of research results to the private sector.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IBD 2090

Information Technology Based Decision Technology (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects conducted in the following areas: classification of disease-related biomedical data, biomedical image processing, and modelling of diseases. It may also include records on the transfer of knowledge on improved diagnostic procedures results in earlier treatment of diseases.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IBD 2018

Magnetic Resonance Technology (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to research performed in four main areas: a) low-field, permanent magnet based technologies; b) high-field, superconducting magnet based technologies; c) gradient-free imaging technologies; and d) image-guided robotic surgery. It may also include records on the transfer of technologies and prototypes to Canadian companies for commercialization.

Document Types: Correspondence, Committee Members, Meeting agendas, Minutes of meetings, protocol applicants, assessments, studies, technical development plans, evaluations, research studies, applications, and technical reports.

Record Number: NRC IBD 2080

Medical Photonics (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects in the areas of infrared, near-infrared, Raman and fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging. It may also include records on the management of the intellectual property derived from those projects and on the commercialization of new technologies.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IBD 2027

Neurodegenerative Diseases (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects involving a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates neuroscience, physics, biomedical informatics and medicine. It may also include records on collaborations with academia and private sector companies as well as the publication of results.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements, documentation on the cooperation and liaison information between Universities.

Record Number: NRC IBD 2005

Plant Biotechnology Research (remodeled, closed or transferred)

The National Research Council performs, assists, and promotes strategic discovery research and innovation in plant biotechnology. This institute is dedicated to plant and crop research. The institute's goal is to help build Canada's bioeconomy - one based on renewable biological resources - through alliances and partnerships with the biotechnology industry. Discoveries are transferred to the Canadian biotechnology companies through service and licensing agreements. This program also includes the NRC's technology cluster initiative, Plants for Health and Wellness, located in Saskatoon.

Plant Products for Health and Wellness (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects focused on: (a) enhancing the yield of natural bioactive compounds that improve human health; (b) delivering novel bioactive/therapeutics compounds via molecular farming (i.e. growing and harvesting genetically modified crops); (c) producing plant-derived pharmaceuticals; and (d) developing new plant-based technology platforms. May also include records on technology transfer activities to help build Canada's bio-economy through alliances, partnerships and licensing agreements.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC PBI 8800

Seed Systems (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects focused on: a) developing healthy plant oils; b) enhancing crop performance; c) developing new uses for seed components; d) increasing the oil content and enhancing the oil yield of seeds; e) developing environmentally friendly products such as lubricants, feedstock, chemicals and fuel additives; and f) developing new seed-based technology platforms.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, technical reports, contracts, patents; service agreements.

Record Number: NRC PBI 0011

Technology Platforms (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects based based on renewable biological resources in the areas of genomics (the study of genetic material), proteomics (the study of cellular proteins), metabolomics (the study of metabolic products), and bioinformatics (a combination of the biosciences and information sciences). It may also include records on alliances and partnerships with the biotechnology industry.

Document Types: Correspondence, Licence agreements, conference programs, workshop reports and research collaboration records.

Record Number: NRC PBI 0001

Information and Communications Technologies and Emerging Technologies (remodeled, closed or transferred)

In support of the federal science and technology Strategy, the National Research Council mobilizes and partners with key university, government and private sector players and forms major research collaborations to develop integrated research solutions in the areas of information and communications technologies and emerging technologies for the economic benefit of industrial sectors and Canadians generally. Areas of research focus include photonics, molecular science, information technology and enabling sustainable development.

Information Technology Research (remodeled, closed or transferred)

The National Research Council conducts scientific research and transfers software technologies to industry to help Canada prosper in the knowledge economy. The program focuses on three strategic directions: extracting meaningful and useful knowledge from data (Knowledge from Data); improving usability of technology (People-Oriented Systems); and supporting Internet-related activities (e-Business). Transfer of the program's innovative software technologies to industry stimulates and strengthens all sectors, with a focus on the science and technology priorities of information and communication technologies (ICT) and health and wellness, as well as NRC's targeted industrial sectors. The program operates in four locations: Ottawa and Gatineau and the NRC's technology cluster initiative in Fredericton and Moncton. The program provides access to Industry Partnership Facilities and laboratories. The program creates both economic impact and social benefit for Canadians.

Information Security (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the development of technology solutions that address security and privacy concerns helping organizations step over those barriers and exploit the full potential of advanced information and communication technologies in areas such as e-health, e-commerce, e-government and e-learning. May also include records on the management of the intellectual property derived from these research activities.

Document Types: Correspondence, analysis, presentations, policy and procedures, research studies, fee for service agreements, research and development agreements, licences agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.

Record Number: NRC IIT 0114

Interactive Information (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to research on the development of text mining tools that can process medical records from several sources. May also include records on the management of the intellectual property derived from these research activities.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IIT 6002

Interactive Language Technologies (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the development of interactive language technologies such as computer-based tools for processing oral and written information. May also include records on collaboration with universities, government, associations and industry.

Document Types: Correspondence, evaluation criteria, business development, fee for service agreements, memorandums, research and development agreements.

Record Number: NRC IIT 0040

Internet Logic (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to research on the development of middleware web services using service-oriented designs that could improve the user's experience and benefits both the users and the service providers. May also include records on the transfer of new technologies for commercial purposes.

Document Types: Correspondence, collaboration agreements, project proposals, memorandums of understanding, collaborative agreements, joint research and development agreements, licence agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.

Record Number: NRC IIT 0112

Knowledge Discovery (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the development of technology solutions for: (a) medical professionals and the health care industry to diagnose and manage chronic and infectious diseases and (b) equipment operators to maintain their complex equipment effectively by predicting failures. May also include records on the transfer of new technologies for commercial purposes.

Document Types: Correspondence, collaboration agreements, proposals, memorandum of understanding, joint research and development agreements, licences agreements and non-disclosure agreements.

Record Number: NRC IIT 6001

People-Centered Technologies (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records on research activities to (a) develop mobile computing tools; (b) improve voice and other input technologies; (c) support broadband visual communications among large groups of people; and (d) develop applications that support e-learning. May also include records on the management of the intellectual property derived from these research activities.

Document Types: Correspondence, proposals, reviews, and non-disclosure agreements.

Record Number: NRC IIT 0111

Software Engineering (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to research activities focused on developing processes that will provide domain experts, and not only software engineers, with a capability of assembling different software elements into large-scale systems. It may also include records on the transfer of new technologies for commercial purposes.

Document Types: Correspondence, agreements, copyrights agreements, research agreements, licences agreements, research agreements, documents relating to the co-operation and liaison work with associations, symposium documentation, co-operation and liaison with universities , fee for service agreements, collaborative agreements, memorandum of understanding, research and development agreements, non-disclosure agreements, letters, presentation, project, seminar, financial records, governance.

Record Number: NRC IIT 0004

Visual Information Technology (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records on research performed in the areas of virtual reality and visualization, image metrology, and 3D data mining and management. It may also include records on research partnerships and technology transfer.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, technical reports, contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IIT 0005

Molecular Sciences Research

The National Research Council conducts cutting-edge research in selected areas of molecular sciences. In partnership with national and international scientific communities, the program identifies priority areas that move the frontiers of molecular science forward, selecting those that have the potential to stimulate entirely new or emerging sectors of the Canadian economy. The program conducts research on behalf of, and collaborates with, industrial clients from the energy, aerospace, medical devices and information and communication technology (ICT) sectors to develop innovative applications from molecular science discoveries. The application of ground-breaking research provides Canadian companies with a competitive advantage in the world stage.

Materials for Energy and the Environment (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the activities of the research groups including laboratory work, studies, project planning, relations with other groups, travel, seminars, visits, guest workers, equipment. May also include records on research partnerships and technology transfer for commercialization.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, technical reports, contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC SIM 2005

Materials for Molecular Diagnostics (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to research conducted toward the development of new applications for diagnosing infectious and chronic diseases. It may also include records on technology transfer and commercialization.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, technical reports, contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC SIM 2004

Molecular Imaging Dynamics and Control (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to research collaborations with partners and clients to discover and develop innovative applications of molecular imaging and control in sectors such as healthcare, nanoscience and technology, environment, energy and security. It may also include records on commercialization and intellectual property management.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical reports, research agreements, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC SIM 2006

Sub-Cellular Processes (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to research projects that will strengthen Canada's scientific understanding of the molecular basis of diseases and the mechanisms of action of therapeutic agents, resulting in the development of better diagnostic methods. It may also include records on relations with partners and clients.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, technical reports, contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC SIM 2002

Nanotechnology Research (remodeled, closed or transferred)

This is an integrated, multi-disciplinary program involving researchers in physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, informatics, pharmacy and medicine. Research is focused on the revolutionary work being done at the nano-scale, the world of individual atoms or molecules. The program conducts collaborative research that leads to innovative applications and the integration of nano-scale devices and materials in the information and communications (ICT) sector, life sciences, health and medical devices, energy and the environment. The program benefits many Canadian industry sectors by the use and integration of nanotechnology into their products and services. The Nanotechnology research program fosters collaboration, provides access to the facility and researcher expertise, and assists companies with commercialization, licensing and other business activities within the Edmonton nanotechnology cluster. The program is operated as a partnership between the National Research Council and the University of Alberta, and is jointly funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta and the university.

Information and Communications Technologies (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to high potential research areas such as new materials and single molecule devices for molecular electronics as well as magnetic switches and novel designs in memory devices. It may also include records on publications, technology transfer and intellectual property management.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC NIN 0200

Gallium Nitride (GaN) Electronics (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the establishment of a strong industrial GaN manufacturing capability by offering its semiconductor foundry services to key industry players. GaN will impact two major and distinct applications: high frequency and high power electronics.

Document Types: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics.

Record Number: NRC ICT B122

Life Science-Health and Medical Devices (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to research, performed in collaboration with academia and industrial partners, on novel medical therapeutic devices, sensors and diagnostic devices, and drug delivery systems that have the potential to lead to new and powerful tools and technology. It may also include records on publications, technology transfer and intellectual property management.

Document Types: Correspondence, conferences, presentations, material relating to the cooperations and liaisons with provincial governments.

Record Number: NRC NIN 0360

Life Sciences, Agriculture, Food and Forestry (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to research conducted in the following areas: nano-sensors in food packaging; enhancing food safety by detecting pathogens; biomaterials and biofuels. May also include records on research progress and findings published in nanoscience journals.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, technical reports, contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC NIN 0620

Nano, Ethical, Environmental, Economic, Legal and Societal Issues (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to research conducted on the development of a deeper understanding of nanotechnology issues related to the environment, human health and safety, law, policy and ethics, public opinion, commercialization, including a socio-historical analysis raised by the growth of nanoscience and technology.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, and working documents, conference information, agendas, minutes of meetings, workshop material, patents, agreement, documents relating to co-operation and liaison work with other government departments and municipalities, proposals.

Record Number: NRC NIN 0631

Special Partnerships Program (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to commercial interactions, strategic planning and performance reporting, general descriptions of research activities, committee reports, and working files, funding source information, research committees and forums.

Document Types: Correspondence, memoranda, requests, information material, collaboration agreements and strategic plans.

Record Number: NRC NIN 0510

Sustainable Energy and Environment (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to research performed in the following areas: (a) extraction and upgrading in oil sands; (b) nano-metals for catalysis applications; (c) nano-filtration applications for water and environmental protection; (d) fuel cells and hydrogen storage; and (d) nano-fabrication of new materials for solar energy. It may also include records on the promotion of knowledge transfer through publishing activities.

Document Types: Correspondence relating to the cooperation and liaison with universities.

Record Number: NRC NIN 0280

Semiconductor Based Technology Research (remodeled, closed or transferred)

The National Research Council applies leading-edge capabilities and state-of-the-art facilities in photonics, quantum- and nano-technologies to transfer research discoveries and technology developments into deliverable prototypes and manufacturable solutions for the health, environment, energy, and information and communications sectors. The program partners with industry, academia and government organizations to deliver industrially relevant solutions that lead to new market opportunities for Canadian firms. The program also manages an Industrial Partnership Facility devoted to start-up companies in the information and communications technology sector, creating a stable environment for growth. This program includes the NRC's Photonics Cluster initiative, the Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre (CPFC), located in Ottawa. CPFC provides commercial grade manufacturing services of photonic components to organizations interested in developing leading-edge photonic devices, including the high-tech industry, academia and government laboratories.

Acoustical Sensing (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to activities such as research on wireless handsets, portable email devices, automatic speech recognition systems, hands-free telephony, and systems meant to assist individuals with hearing impairments. Includes records on the technology transfer of new technologies for commercial purposes.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, abstracts, agendas, workshop information, symposium data, memberships and financial records.

Record Number: NRC IMS 0010

Device Design, Modelling & Validation (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Information relating to research activities into novel device development in the information and communication technologies sectors. Records may include designs, models, devices, licence, program patents, and laboratory work of the research groups including studies, project planning, relations with other groups, travel, seminars, visits, guest workers, and equipment. Records may also include information on publication activities and intellectual property management.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IMS 0110

Engineered Semiconductor-related Materials (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the activities of the research groups including laboratory work, studies, project planning, relations with other groups, travel, seminars, visits, guest workers, equipment. May also include records on relations with partners and clients.

Document Types: Correspondence and publications.

Record Number: NRC IMS 0020

Materials Characterization (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the operation of the facility and on the measurement of the size, structure, composition and strain of semiconductors and related materials, as well as studies on their electronic and optical properties. May also include records on relations with partners and clients.

Document Types: Correspondence; research files of published and unpublished data, technical reports, contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IMS 0101

Nano-Fabrication of Information and Communication Technology-based Devices (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the activities of the research groups, especially the development of fabrication techniques for semiconductor nano-structures, the study of their properties and the exploration of possible application in electronic and optical nano-devices. It may also include records on research partnerships and technology transfer.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, technical reports, contracts, patents, collaboration and licensing agreements.

Record Number: NRC IMS 0050

Prototyping & Manufacturing - Photonics (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records on the services provided by the Centre, particularly the work done with start-ups, small and medium-sized companies as well as large corporations to provide prototyping and production runs of photonic devices and photonic integrated circuits. May also include records on research partnerships and technology transfer activities.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, technical reports, contracts, patents, collaboration agreements

Record Number: NRC IMS 0300

Manufacturing Technologies (remodeled, closed or transferred)

The National Research Council performs multi-disciplinary research and development in consultation with industry, universities, government departments and other key innovation players to improve the global competitiveness of Canadian industry by transforming knowledge and innovation into real economic value and by transferring technologies into industrial solutions for the marketplace. Companies have coordinated access to NRC's multidisciplinary research expertise and state-of-the art facilities to ensure they are at the leading edge of innovation. This includes a facility that transforms concepts into custom precision mechanical prototypes for research applications.

Aerospace Research (remodeled, closed or transferred)

This National Research Council program is designed to assist the Canadian aerospace industry prosper in the face of new challenges resulting from globalization, rising fuel costs, and the impact of air travel on global warming and climate change. It conducts aerospace research and technology development to stimulate innovation and strengthen Canada's aerospace and defence community, a major sector of the Canadian economy. The program fosters innovation in the design, manufacturing, performance assessment, use and safety of aerospace vehicles. Collaborative agreements are forged with academia and Canadian industry to promote the transfer and application of novel technical expertise and industrial knowledge. The technology applications developed from this research, in turn, increase Canadian content in the global aerospace industry. To facilitate research and development by the Canadian Aerospace industry, the program supports the development and commercialization of leading-edge technologies by providing access to state-of-the art facilities and equipment which include research aircraft, wind tunnels, engine test cells, full-scale structural test capability and an Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Centre, located in Montreal.

Aerodynamics (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to research projects as well as the application of new technologies for the design, manufacture and performance assessment of aerospace vehicles. Also includes records on services to clients in fixed- and rotary-wing aerodynamics as well as application. It may also include records on the application of knowledge and technical expertise to a broad range of non-aerospace areas, primarily in the automotive sector.

Document Types: Correspondence, , briefing notes, technical reports, , collaboration agreements, reports, workshop material, agendas, minutes of meeting, symposium, financial records, fee for service, non-disclosure agreements, memorandum of understanding, evaluation reviews, research studies, project and services agreement, analyses.

Record Number: NRC IAR 2000

Aerospace Manufacturing Technology (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to projects that will assess, demonstrate, adapt and implement manufacturing technologies that have the potential to decrease the life cycle cost of aerospace products. It may also include records on publications, relations with clients and partners, and intellectual property management.

Document Types: Correspondence, minutes of meetings, agendas, project plans, financial records, proposal, report, terms of reference, initiative updates, workshop material, memorandum of understanding, feasibility studies, records of decisions, news clipping, program documentation, memorandums.

Record Number: NRC IAR 5000

Flight Research (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the management and performance of complex in-flight experiments in the areas of flight vehicle research and flight systems technology development. Also include records on the recovery and analysis of flight recorded data and on research and development in related air safety fields to meet the evolving needs of the aviation safety industry.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, technical reports, minutes of meetings, agendas, financial reports, licences, agreements.

Record Number: NRC IAR 4000

Gas Turbine (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to combustion and fluids engineering research to develop more efficient and clean industrial combustion processes for the next generation of fuels, engines and combustion devices. It may also include records on research in the area of propulsion systems, with emphasis on overall and component performance testing of airborne gas turbines.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, agendas, minutes of meetings, material on co-operation and liaison with associations and international countries, financial records, reports, testing reports, proposals, reviews, non-disclosure agreements, memorandums, assessments, terms of reference, correspondence with other government departments, marketing plans, studies, service and construction contracts, publications, project proposals, evaluation.

Record Number: NRC IAR 7000

Structure and Materials Performance (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the development of new design, analysis, and manufacturing technologies for structures and materials, as well as for noise and vibration control for the Canadian aerospace and automotive sectors. It may also include records on publications, relations with clients and partners, and intellectual property management.

Document Types: Correspondence; research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements, surveys, reports, memorandums, initiative updates, agendas, minutes of meeting and procedures, reviews, conferences, workshop material, presentations, documents relating to the co-operation and liaison with association, international countries, provincial governments, plans and priorities, financial records, funding guidelines, publications, evaluation reports, research studies, tests, statistical reports, proposals, statement of work, analyses, non-disclosure agreement, assessments, and feasibility studies.

Record Number: NRC IAR 3000

Construction Research and Support (remodeled, closed or transferred)

The Canadian construction sector is one of the largest contributors to Canada's economy yet is constrained by limited resources to conduct research and development. At the same time, it has suffered from limited improvement in productivity in an environment of increasing global competition. This National Research Council program is designed to assist the industry to meet these challenges by enabling a knowledge-based approach to the construction process by utilizing new technologies and innovations. Thus, the program supports the construction industry through research and technology development, standardization, information dissemination and Code development and support. It assists the Canadian construction sector to be more competitive by developing construction process technologies that improve productivity. In addition, it transfers innovative knowledge and technical applications that foster safe and sustainable built environments. It also includes the NRC's technology cluster initiative based in Regina, Saskatchewan that provides the industry with laboratory and field experiment facilities and expertise on evaluation and condition assessment technologies and construction decision support systems for the economic benefit and public good of Canadians.

Building Envelope and Structure (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records on research projects integrating material science expertise with performance and modelling capabilities to develop and apply technologies for the design, construction and operation of durable, energy-efficient and cost-effective building systems in order to support the Canadian construction industry. It may also include records on publication activities, technology transfer and intellectual property management.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, briefing notes, technical reports, research contracts, conferences, agendas, minutes of meetings, manuals, laboratory notebooks, work instructions, contracts, financial records, research projects, and audit report.

Record Number: NRC IRC 0200

Codes and Evaluation (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the activities of this group including reviews of codes; information and advice for code technical committees considering code changes; submissions from the public on proposed changes to codes; information to code users; liaison with industry and with provincial/territorial and municipal regulatory authorities on code-related matters. Also includes records related to the suitability for use of construction materials, systems or services; technical information and advice to manufacturers and suppliers of construction materials, description of systems and services on how to obtain the evaluation of these products and services with respect to their suitability for use; technical information and advice to architects, specification writers, engineers and regulators on the suitability of use of construction materials, systems and services; information to the construction industry on laboratories which conduct testing of construction materials, systems and services; assistance to Canadian exporters of construction-related; replies to inquiries and requests for interpretation of evaluation reports and listings; technical information and advice. It may also include records on publication activities and intellectual property management.

Document Types: Correspondence, technical reports and studies, minutes of meetings, briefing notes, and memoranda of understanding, publications, presentations, agendas, workshop materials, memorandums, reports, proposal, meetings, assessment, research project, analyses.

Record Number: NRC IRC 0110

Representations on National Building Codes (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the activities of this group including reviews of codes; information and advice for code technical committees considering code changes; submissions from the public on proposed changes to codes; information to code users; liaison with industry and with provincial/territorial and municipal regulatory authorities on code-related matters. Also includes records related to the suitability for use of construction materials, systems or services; technical information and advice to manufacturers and suppliers of construction materials, description of systems and services on how to obtain the evaluation of these products and services with respect to their suitability for use; technical information and advice to architects, specification writers, engineers and regulators on the suitability of use of construction materials, systems and services; information to the construction industry on laboratories which conduct testing of construction materials, systems and services; assistance to Canadian exporters of construction-related; replies to inquiries and requests for interpretation of evaluation reports and listings; technical information and advice. It may also include records on publication activities and intellectual property management.

Class of Individuals: Government officials from federal and other jurisdictions, members of the public, including contractors, building owners and professionals such as fire officials, architects, and engineers.

Purpose: The purpose is to administer submissions involving new or proposed changes to the National Building Codes.

Consistent Uses: This information may also be used to provide information about National Building Codes practices and changes. The information may be used for audit, evaluation, research, and/or statistical purposes.

Retention and Disposal Standards: Under development

RDA Number: TBD

Related Record Number: NRC IRC 0110

TBS Registration: 20090459

Bank Number: NRC PPU 806

Inventions: Submissions by Private Individuals (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: This bank contains information on inventions submitted by individuals for assessment and scientific comments and patent protection advice provided by the National Research Council. Information includes the original submission, evaluation by scientific personnel where expertise was available, and the reply to the enquirer. Also, this bank contains information of individuals submitting proposals for code changes or comments on proposed changes to the National Construction Code documents. Note: This activity if no longer performed by NRC. However, the retention period is still active on this information.

Class of Individuals: Members of the general public who request advice about their inventions and members of the general public who choose to participate in the national building code development process.

Purpose: To carry out an assessment and provide scientific comment and advice on inventions submitted by the general public and to assist in acknowledging and responding to proposals and comments received from the general public.

Consistent Uses: To process for review and analysis.

Retention and Disposal Standards: Records are retained for a period of five years and are then transferred to Library and Archives Canada.

RDA Number: 94/024

Related Record Number: NRC PPU 010

TBS Registration: 000932

Bank Number: NRC PPU 010

Fire Research (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the activities of this group including reviews of the fire codes; information and advice for fire code technical committees considering code changes; submissions from the public on proposed changes to fire codes; information to code users; liaison with industry and with provincial/territorial and municipal regulatory authorities on code-related matters. It may also include records on the use of evaluated products in commercial and residential buildings, roadways, bridges and buried services.

Document Types: Correspondence, technical reports and studies, minutes of meetings, briefing notes, memorandums of understanding, agreements, presentations, policy documents, forum, reports, memorandums, project, operating plans, financial records, agendas, publications, research news, testing, assessments, contracts, work instructions, and project proposals.

Record Number: NRC IRC 0300

Indoor Environment (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the physical and psychological aspects of indoor environment, and tools to improve the performance of building systems. It may also include records on relations with partners and clients and technology transfer activities, and consultations with stakeholders within the Canadian construction sector.

Document Types: Correspondence, minutes of meetings, agendas, workshop, presentations, publications, panel meetings, meetings, memorandums, quality audits, reviews, financial records, work instructions, audit reports, quality reports, contracting, research collaboration, terms of reference, inspection report, licences, performance criteria, impact tests documents, description of acoustical test methods, development of noise criteria, evaluation test reports, measurement methods, and development of quality indicators.

Record Number: NRC IRC 0400

Urban Infrastructure (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to urban infrastructure projects, and programming designed to increase the durability of urban lifelines such as buried concrete pipes and bridges. May also include records on research activities related to improving municipal asset and maintenance management practices, along with research carried out in Regina as part of NRC's technology cluster initiatives.

Document Types: Guidelines, general correspondence, internal research reports, management documents, notes on meetings and conferences, publications, audit reports, documents related to the co-operation and liaison with associations, with international countries, with provincial government, and with other government departments, co-operation and liaison proposals, research projects, contracts, financial reports, work instructions, audit reports, and quality audits.

Record Number: NRC IRC 0500

Manufacturing and Materials Research (remodeled, closed or transferred)

The National Research Council conducts research and development activities which support Canada’s new materials development, processing and forming industry. Research focus areas include metals, polymers, and ceramics and their composites, with the objective of streamlining the process for adoption of new technologies by Canada’s aerospace, automotive, biomedical, construction, and other industrial sectors. This program promotes technology transfer through licensing agreements. Commercialization of this research promotes innovation and economic growth in these key industrial sectors. The program has three sites, Boucherville where research is carried out on Advanced Materials Design and Modelling and Diagnostics, Saguenay where the Aluminium Technology Centre (ATC) is located, and London where the Centre for Automotive Materials and Manufacturing has been established. The ATC supports regional innovation through strengthening an aluminium technology cluster and the concentration of materials technology intensive firms in the Saguenay. The facility in London, Ontario assists the research and development needs of the automotive industry.

Aluminium Technologies and Regional Innovation (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to activities on the validation of performance, experimental development, prototyping and incubation of start-up firms. It may also include records on linkages within NRC's aluminium technology cluster and with other sectors relying on materials technology to stimulate innovation.

Document Types: Correspondence and publications.

Record Number: NRC IMI 0020

Competitive Materials Manufacturing (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to research to achieve high performance and green manufacturing of advanced polymers and metals. It may also include records on the multi-disciplinary development of alternative bio-based polymer and their composites derived from renewable sources.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IMI 0030

Next Generation Biomedical Devices (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the activities of the research groups including laboratory work, studies, project planning, relations with other groups, travel, seminars, visits, guest workers, equipment. It may also include records on publication and technology transfer activities.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, technical reports, research contracts, patents, collaboration agreements.

Record Number: NRC IMI 0010

Surface Transportation Technology (remodeled, closed or transferred)

This National Research Council program is focused on research, development and system integration of surface transportation technologies. It operates on a cost-recovery basis, supporting world-class Canadian clients in the development and testing of products and services for the rail and road transportation industries, the Department of National Defence, Transport Canada and a wide range of vehicle and equipment manufacturers. These activities contribute to the global competitiveness of Canadian industries within the transportation sector.

Centre for Surface Transportation Technology (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records that pertain to the research and development to achieve reliability, safety and competitiveness of rail and road transportation. It may also include records on the publication and technology of materials related to the rail division and road vehicles, testing of transportation products and services, research projects, field testing services, field testing and vehicle performance testing.

Document Types: Correspondence, research contracts, collaboration agreements between departments, business plans, analysis, studies, and technical reports.

Record Number: NRC CSTT 1010

National Science and Technology Infrastructure (remodeled, closed or transferred)

This National Research Council program manages national science and engineering facilities for Canadian scientific and technological communities. Facilities include astronomical observatories, the laboratory for national measurement standards, the Tri-University Meson Facility (TRIUMF) sub-atomic research facility, and a suite of neutron-scattering spectrometers at Chalk River Laboratories.

Canadian Astronomical Observatories (remodeled, closed or transferred)

This program is mandated under the National Research Council (NRC) Act - to "operate and administer any astronomical observatories established or maintained by the Government of Canada". The program manages Canada's ground-based astronomy infrastructure of domestic and off-shore telescopes (Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT), Gemini Telescopes and the new Atacama Large Millimetre Array (ALMA). The Canadian astronomy and astrophysics community are provided telescope access through a peer-reviewed system. The program conducts astronomy research and development, and identifies opportunities for innovative technology transfer to industrial partners through instrument and data management systems development. The institute also conducts community outreach in response to the strong public interest in astronomy.

Astronomy Technology Research and Development for Existing and Future Telescopes (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the operation and administration of the development projects; observing proposals; research in astronomy and astrophysics as well as the design and construction of instruments for optical, millimetre and space astronomy. It may also include records on publications, research collaborations and technology transfer activities.

Document Types: Correspondence, memoranda of understanding; data banks; research files briefing notes, technical reports.

Record Number: NRC HIA 7012

Operational Support for the National Facilities in Astronomy (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the main activities of this program, in particular the management of all the required support functions, from proposal development to the delivery of science-ready data, as well as the operation of a major data archiving and distribution service that serves scientists throughout Canada and the world.

Document Types: Correspondence, reports, articles, exhibits and programs for public outreach, photographic plates, and digital data stored on magnetic tapes, disks, and other media.

Record Number: NRC HIA 1580

Optical Astronomy and Radioastronomy (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to astrophysical research, the telescopes are also used as test beds for new instrumentation concepts. We also operate the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre, a dedicated data archive and management facility that is also part of an international network.

Document Types: Agreement, assessment, briefing material, correspondence, dataset, financial material, form, framework, guide, intellectual property, licences and permits, media release, meeting material, organizational description, plan, project material, promotional material, report, specification, statistics, still image.

Record Number: NRC NSI A917

Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Based at the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor in Chalk River, the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (CNBC) harnesses neutrons produced by the reactor to operate a suite of neutron spectrometers for investigating the properties of materials down to the atomic scale. This National Research Council program attracts scientists from universities, industries and government laboratories across Canada and abroad, and is a top training ground for highly qualified people in materials science, engineering and other science disciplines. The facility also provides access by industry, on a full cost recovery basis, to increase competitiveness in sectors such as energy, materials production, aerospace, automotive and general manufacturing.

Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to collaborative materials research in the areas of health, environment and energy to stimulate innovation in those sectors. May also include records on partnerships, relations with the users community and intellectual property management.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, technical reports, collaboration agreements, agendas, minutes of meeting, business plans, funding guidelines, proposals, reports, and research publications.

Record Number: NRC SIM 0009

Facility for Sub-Atomic Research Tri-University Meson Facility (remodeled, closed or transferred)

The Tri-University Meson Facility (TRIUMF) program is Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, located in Vancouver, owned and operated as a joint venture by a consortium of Canadian universities via a contribution from the National Research Council. TRIUMF is a laboratory with infrastructure, such as its centerpiece - the 500MeV cyclotron, both equipment and people, supporting multiple projects of varying scope both on and off shore. The program provides world-class research capabilities for the indigenous and international scientific community in particle physics, nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, materials science and nuclear medicine. TRIUMF acts as Canada's steward for the advancement of particle accelerators and detector technologies. TRIUMF transfers knowledge, trains highly skilled personnel and commercializes research for the economic, social, environmental, and health benefit of all Canadians.

TRIUMF (Tri-University Meson Facility) (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the federal government contribution to and oversight of the TRIUMF, including financial statements, research plans, assessment reports, interdepartmental and other meetings, regulatory requirements.

Document Types: Treasury Board Submissions, Memoranda to Cabinet, contribution Agreements, correspondence, committee meeting agenda, minutes, and documentation, plans and reports on activities, evaluation reports.

Record Number: NRC TRI 1000

National Measurement Standards (remodeled, closed or transferred)

This program is mandated under the National Research Council Act - "the investigation and determination of standards and methods of measurement" for Canada. The Weights and Measures Act also mandates a role for the program in calibrating reference standards for Measurement Canada to ensure fair measurement for commerce. The program performs collaborative research and development that translate science into applicable technologies, and provides a wide variety of calibration and measurement services that underpin the accuracy of millions of measurements conducted annually in public and private sector testing laboratories. It participates in international metrology committees and in international measurement comparisons that demonstrate equivalence of Canada's national standards with those of all of its major trading partners. Its research and services to Canadian firms are necessary for improving global market access and for reducing technical barriers to trade. The program plays a vital role in creating standards for emerging technologies, allowing Canadian industry to participate in global markets.

Development of Measurement Standards (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the development of new methods for improving Canada's existing measurement capabilities and the production of certified reference materials for both private and public sector clients. It may also include records on relations with external research teams and on scientific publications.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, calibration and technical reports, international committee and comparison documentation.

Record Number: NRC INMS 0011

Dissemination of Measurement Science (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to metrology research and the development of educational material and courses aimed at improving the knowledge of clients, by introducing advanced measurement and calibration techniques to current and prospective customer laboratories. May also include records on relations with partners and clients.

Document Types: Correspondence, printed documents, presentations, reports, bibliographies.

Record Number: NRC INMS 0222

Measurement Science (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the activities of the research groups including laboratory work, studies, project planning, relations with other groups, technical analysis and assessment reports, certificates and supporting documentation, guideline documents in electronic format.

Document Types: Correspondence, research files of published and unpublished data, reprints, briefing notes, technical analysis and assessment reports, certificates and supporting documentation, calibration and technical reports, international committees and comparison documentation and guideline documents in electronic format.

Record Number: NRC INMS 0208

Support for Canada's National Measurement System (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the provision of calibration and testing services, including relations with clients, partners and other organizations.

Document Types: Correspondence, contracts, evaluations reports, client information.

Record Number: NRC INMS 0007

Scientific, Technical and Medical Information (remodeled, closed or transferred)

This National Research Council program operates and maintains the national science library, specifically holding the national collection of Scientific, Technical and Medical (STM) information. The program provides Canada's research and innovation communities with access to global STM information, to facilitate knowledge discovery, cross discipline research, innovation and commercialization.

National Science Collection (remodeled, closed or transferred)

This activity supports Canada’s research and innovation communities by providing fast access to international scientific, technical and medical (STM) information. The National Science Library collects STM resources in print and electronic formats, provides Canadians with low cost desktop access to those resources, and also supplies documents to research institutions and researchers around the world. This is a critical service to facilitate keeping Canadians in a global leadership position through immediate access to fast-moving advances and discoveries by researchers around the world.

Information Intelligence Services (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to services to NRC researchers and their partners, including Canada's small and medium-sized enterprises (through collaboration with NRC-IRAP).

Document Types: Correspondence, systems documentation, agreements, competitive technical intelligence reports and patent analysis documents.

Record Number: NRC CIS 0300

Support to NRC Clusters (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to Industrial Research Assistance Program's (IRAP) activities in support of the regional innovation clusters being developed across the country. It may include records related to the partnerships between regional firms, industry associations and government organizations as well as information related to economic growth.

Document Types: Correspondence, project descriptions, lists of contacts and resource persons, progress and evaluation reports, briefing notes, presentations.

Record Number: NRC IRP 0000

Research Press (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Includes records related to the publication of journals, monographs, conference proceedings, and other publications.

Document Types: Policies and procedures on publications; correspondence; typesetting, printing, electronic publishing and distribution service contracts; translation of abstracts; continuing agreements and manuscripts for publication in the research journals, conference proceedings and monographs; client information and client usage statistics.

Record Number: NRC CIS 0900

Information Dissemination (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: Information in this bank is provided by the purchaser of publications, subscriptions, information or computerized services.

Class of Individuals: Scientific community, contractors, architects, engineers and technicians.

Purpose: To provide individuals with information on prepaid subscriptions, publications, or computerized services, and to assess and collect charges. To process document orders, credit card payments and analyze usage for the purpose of future development.

Consistent Uses: This information is used to record financial transactions, to update computerized mailing lists, to process document orders, credit card payments, analyze sales and the client base.

Retention and Disposal Standards: Records are retained for a period of two years and are then destroyed.

RDA Number: 99/003

Related Record Number: NRC CIS 0900

TBS Registration: 000944

Bank Number: NRC PPU 080

Manuscripts for Publication (remodeled, closed or transferred)

Description: These records contain manuscripts, forms and publishing department correspondence related to the printing of Council research journals. Full name, address, title of paper, name of journal to which the paper was submitted and date of submission are required for access.

Class of Individuals: Individuals who have submitted manuscripts.

Purpose: To record information relating to the publication of papers in research journals. To process document orders and credit card payments.

Consistent Uses: None

Retention and Disposal Standards: Records are retained for two years and are then destroyed.

RDA Number: 98/001

Related Record Number: NRC CIS 0900

TBS Registration: 000936

Bank Number: NRC PPU 040

Classes of Personal Information

Classes of personal information describe personal information that is not used for administrative purposes or is not intended to be retrievable by personal identifiers, for example, unsolicited opinions, complaints or correspondence.

Manuals

The Manuals section comprises a bulleted list of manuals, organized in alphabetical order by title, of all instructions, handbooks or written procedures used by employees in administering or carrying out institutional programs and activities that affect the general public.

  • Canada Labour Code Directives
  • Financial Management Manual(FMM)
  • Human Resources Manual(HRM)

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NRC Access to Information and Privacy Office
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Please note: Each request made to the National Research Council Canada under the Access to Information Act must be accompanied by an application fee of $5.00, cheque or money order made payable to the Receiver General for Canada.

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