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1 Programs involving two or more of the federal granting agencies (NSERC, Canadian Institutes of Health Research [CIHR], Canada Foundation for Innovation [CFI], Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council [SSHRC]).
2 The $40M decrease in planned financial resources between 2010-11 and 2012-13 is an outcome of the 2008 Strategic Review, temporary funding from Budget 2009 (Canada's Economic Action Plan) which increased NSERC's budget between 2009-10 and 2011-12, and targeted funding scheduled to end in 2012-13. See the Expenditure Profile section of this report for further detail on NSERC's budget increases and decreases over this timeframe.
3 OECD Main Science and Technology Indicators, Volume 2009/1
5 While outcomes of the activities supported can affect several of the Government of Canada outcomes such as strong economic growth, income security and employment for Canadians, a clean and healthy environment, healthy Canadians with access to quality health care, and safe and secure communities; “Innovative and Knowledge-based Economy” is most appropriate to link NSERC's resources and results.
6 Observatoire des sciences et des technologies, 2007.
7 Internal Services include activities and resources that apply across NSERC. These do not include activities and resources provided for specific programs.
8 Recent analyses and strategies the Federal S&T Strategy , the Science and Technology Innovation Council [STIC] State of the Nation Report , the Council of Canadian Academies [CCA] Innovation and Business Strategy: Why Canada Falls Short  indicate that Canada needs to better leverage its R&D and accelerate innovation and that public-private R&D partners will help achieve this goal.
9 Government of Canada Science and Technology Data − 2007 (March 2009)
10 NSERC, among the largest federal funders of public-private R&D partnerships, has launched a new Strategy for Partnerships and Innovation to enhance the quality and quantity of industry-academic research partnerships and accelerate innovation so that Canada realizes more value from the government's investment in post-secondary R&D capabilities.
11 As outlined in Schedule 2 of the agencies' Memorandum of Understanding on the Roles and Responsibilities in the Management of Federal Grants and Awards (MOU)
12 See the Summative Evaluation of the Interagency Advisory Panel and Secretariat on Research Ethics and the accompanying Management Response for details of the review and improvements identified by management.
13 The authorities for the operating budget in the Main Estimates increased in 2010-11 in the amounts of $1.4M and $0.7M as a result of a new compensation agreement and Budget 2008, respectively. They also decreased by $1.0M in 2010-11 as a result of the 2008 Strategic Review. The net result is an increase of $1.12M.
14 Science and Technology Innovation Council (STIC) State of the Nation Report (2008), Talent Indicators Assessment.
15 Observatoire des sciences et des technologies, 2007
16 National Science Board Science and Engineering Indicators 2008, Volume 1, Table 5-21
17 Government of Canada Science and Technology Data - 2007 (March 2009)