The Committee on Research Partnerships (CRP) recommends to the Vice-President, Research Partnerships, program funding allocations and transfers between program elements within its purview, in accordance with specific decisions and any other guidelines provided by the Council and within the funding envelope (Innovation) assigned to it by the Council. The Committee also provides advice on and monitors the research partnerships programs referred to it by the Council; and it advises the Council on policy issues and possible mechanisms in support of partnered research at Canadian colleges and universities that contributes to knowledge creation and transfer, training of highly qualified personnel and supporting industrial innovation. On occasion, the committee may be asked to make recommendations to the President on major grants and awards to individuals or groups.
The members of the Committee on Research Partnerships are appointed by the Vice-President of the Research Partnerships Directorate on the recommendation of its Directors.Composition*
The Committee is chaired by a Council member and composed of both Council and non-Council members. The Committee should be representative of the R & D community it serves, and its composition should include:
The Committee should reflect the gender balance of the natural sciences and engineering research community and include a minimum of two women and two men, and it must have a reasonable regional balance.
The members of the Committee must possess several qualities:
Duration of Term
Council members are appointed to the Committee for the duration of their current term on the Council. Non-Council members are normally appointed for four-year terms. An appropriate rotation system is established to ensure a dynamic membership.
*The President and Vice-President of the Council are ex-officio members of all standing committees.