Opening Up Canadian Research to the World: The New Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications

Opening Up Canadian Research to the World: The New Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications

Ocean Monitoring of the Canadian West Coast

Ocean Monitoring of the Canadian West Coast

NRC facilitates access to international R&D network for Canadian firms

NRC facilitates access to international R&D network for Canadian firms

Seizing Canada's Moment: Moving Forward in Science, Technology and Innovation 2014

Seizing Canada's Moment: Moving Forward in Science, Technology and Innovation 2014

Whales

Whales

Canadarm: Canada's most famous robotic and technological achievement

Canadarm: Canada's most famous robotic and technological achievement

What's New

  • Increasing Canada's International Role in Space Exploration
    March 26, 2015 - Billed as the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope is the most complex and powerful telescope ever built. When launched in October 2018, the infrared-optimized telescope will be the premier space observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide. The Webb will study every phase in cosmic history, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of stellar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own Solar System.
  • Searching uncharted Arctic waters for Franklin’s lost ships
    March 16, 2015 - When modern-day Canadian explorers made what has been described as the discovery of the century by finding one of Sir John Franklin’s lost ships, defence scientists were honoured to be part of the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition.
  • Ask a Scientist: Ebola Treatment
    Why was the tobacco plant used to grow a vaccine for Ebola?
  • Ask a Scientist: Hair DNA
    I know DNA holds all of our genetic information and is used to transcript and translate into protein. Well, my younger sister was born with naturally straight as a board hair. When she was in high school, it started to curl! Her hair is really curly even 8 years later and we are all confused by the change. I know it's impossible for her DNA to change but maybe something else changed?
  • Minister Holder Announces New Open Access Policy for Research
    February 27, 2015 - The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today unveiled the new policy as part of a wide-ranging speech on the government’s updated Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy in a speech to the Economic Club in Toronto. The harmonized Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications requires all peer-reviewed journal publications funded by one of the three federal granting agencies to be freely available online within 12 months.
  • Governor General Announces Canada’s Top Natural Sciences and Engineering Researchers for 2015
    February 17, 2015 - Celebrated research includes ground-breaking chemical theories, computers that think like humans, and new production of medical isotopes
  • The evolution of the smart gun
    February 9, 2015 - More firepower, improved accuracy and smart integrated accessories that connect to command and control networks are the headline features of the new integrated assault rifle concept that Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and Colt Canada have developed for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).
  • Science and Technology Internship Program
    January 27, 2015 - Funding for the Science and Technology Internship Program (STIP) is Now Available for 2015-2016! The Science and Technology Internship Program provides an opportunity to recent graduates in natural science and engineering to gain relevant and meaningful work experiences within their field of studies.
  • Ask a Scientist: The effect of global warming on hurricanes
    Question: Does global warming affect a hurricane's intensity and size? If yes, does CO2 emission play a big part in this?
  • Minister Holder announces significant investment in nine national research facilities
    January 23, 2015 — Today, the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced significant investments through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to support the operation and maintenance of nine unique national research facilities that contribute to Canada’s reputation as a global leader in research and innovation.
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