Materials on this Web site were produced and/or compiled by the Canada Excellence Research Chairs for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by the Government of Canada.
The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.
Information on this site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from Canada Excellence Research Chairs. We ask only that:
Reproduction of multiple copies of materials on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with written permission from the Government of Canada's copyright administrator, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). Through the permission granting process, PWGSC helps ensure individuals/organizations wishing to reproduce Government of Canada materials for commercial purposes have access to the most accurate, up-to-date versions.
To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes please contact:
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publishing & Depository Services
350 Albert Street, 4th floor
Some of the materials and graphical elements found on Government of Canada Web sites are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. This is particularly true of sites that are jointly operated by a Government of Canada institution and an external organization as part of a collaborative arrangement. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material.
The Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Program is managed by a steering committee of the partner agencies composed of the presidents of CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (as an observer), and the deputy ministers of Industry and Health Canada. The secretariat of the steering committee is located within SSHRC.
Information provided to the CERC program is subject to the Privacy Act and the Access to Information Act, as well as to related federal information management and security policies.
Because agencies in different jurisdictions jointly sponsor the CERC program, and because it is the research institution rather than the nominee that applies for program support, policies regarding use and disclosure of information differ slightly from those of other granting agency programs. To avoid misunderstandings, these policies are summarized below:
Principal uses and disclosures of personal and other information
The CERC program uses all information gathered only for reviewing nominations and administering and monitoring CERC awards.
The Chairs Secretariat discloses information contained in nominations to external reviewers, to the review panel, to the selection board, and to the steering committee for the purposes of obtaining opinions and recommendations.
The Chairs Secretariat forwards details of decisions concerning nominations directly to the senior institutional authorities who submitted the nomination. This information includes the record of the decision and copies of all external reviews. The Secretariat expects institutional authorities to share all this information with nominees.
The Secretariat routinely shares summary financial and other information about awards with the research and finance offices of the nominating research institution.
Consistent uses and disclosures of personal and other information
The Chairs Secretariat will share information about nominations, nominees and awards, including reviews and assessments, with relevant staff in the partner organizations—NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC, CFI and Industry Canada—for purposes relating to delivery of the program.
The CERC program—and/or its partners—may publish, for publicity purposes, certain information about successful applications. This may include the name of the nominating institution, the amount of the award, the name, discipline and department of the chairholder, and summary information about the chairholder’s proposed program of research.
The CERC program will use information gathered from nominations for planning, review and evaluation purposes and for generating the statistics needed for these activities.
The CERC program may use information about nominees to identify prospective members for the review panel or the selection board.
The CERC program may also use and disclose information contained in nominations in accordance with the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research.
For clarification or more information, please feel free to contact the SSHRC access to information and privacy co-ordinator at 613-992-1058. You may also consult Info Source (Sources of Federal Government Information)—a reference document available in major public and academic libraries and federal government offices across Canada -and in particular, the section on the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). All personal information is stored in the personal information banks for the Canada Research Chairs Program: SHR PPU 016 and SHR PPU 035.