The National Research Council in the Innovation Agenda: Making Best Use of the NRC’s Strengths

66 NRC Research Officers, Research Council Officers, Government of Canada, Sept 13, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is a contribution (6 page PDF) signed by 66 NRC researchers, including myself, to the government's consultation on global science excellence. It recommends a departure from the previous policy of having selected industry partners determine NRC research priorities. "NRC scientists will deliver their best creative solutions to the real problems facing Canadians, Canadian industry, and the Canadian environment when under conditions that provide them the freedom to use their expertise and knowledge, including their awareness of the important issues in their scientific fields, related industries, and society at large, to identify important research questions and to find answers to them." View the rest of the submissions here. Read my summary and commentary (long!) on the submissions.

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