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.
To provide advice on and monitor programs (see Appendix A), the Committee:
To advise the Council on policies and mechanisms in support of partnered research at Canadian colleges and universities, the Committee may make recommendations to Council officers that studies be initiated or that subcommittees or ad hoc committees be appointed.
Programs assigned to the Committee on Research Partnerships as of October 2010: