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Input from scientists sought for federal science funding review


Ottawa, ON – Evidence for Democracy (E4D), a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that promotes the transparent use of evidence in government decision-making in Canada, is calling for input from Canada’s science community.

They are asking for feedback about what scientists think of federal funding for science in Canada, and are asking the science community to have their say in a review being compiled by the organization.

Kirsty Duncan, federal minister of science, recently announced that the government is reviewing its support for fundamental science, beginning with an independent advisory panel. The advisory panel is consulting Canadians on the functioning of the government’s funding and support for science, and how the processes and mechanisms can be improved.

The panel is receiving submissions online. Given E4D’s connection to both the scientific research community and citizens interested in Canadian science, the organization says it will compile the input it receives and will submit a synthesis to the panel, presenting ideas, concerns, and ways forward for Canadian science funding.

E4D’s online feedback form can be accessed here.