Public access to information about applications and projects
In keeping with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the Research Council is required to provide public access to information regarding those who have applied for and received research funding.
Grant applications under processing
For applications under processing, only the name of the project owner (institution/company) and project title will be disclosed. Any requests for other types of information will be referred to the project Owner. A list of all applications being processed will normally be available on the Research Council website.
A standard selection of project data from the Research Council database will be made available for all projects that are receiving research funding according to a contract or letter of allocation, and that are not qualified for confidential treatment. The information provided will encompass project owner (institution/company), name of project manager, project title, amount of grant, project duration, and project summary. The complete project description will always be exempted from public disclosure.
Applicants may request that the Research Council assess whether industry-oriented projects and other projects with a presumed need for confidentiality should be subject to non-disclosure. Exemptions from public disclosure may apply to all or parts of a project. For projects that are deemed qualified for confidential treatment, only the project owner (company), project title and project duration will be disclosed. Provisions stipulating confidentiality must be incorporated into the contract.
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