Materials on this Web site were produced and/or compiled by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by the Government of Canada.
The material available on this Web site, is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act , Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.
Information on this Web site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal or public non-commercial use and may be reproduced—in part or in whole, and by any means—without charge or further permission, unless otherwise specified.
Users are required to:
Unless otherwise specified, this authorization is also applicable to all published information regardless of its format.
The official symbols of the Government of Canada, including the “Canada” wordmark, the Arms of Canada, and the flag symbol may not be reproduced—whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes—without written authorization. Requests for authorization from NSERC may be addressed to:
Federal Identity Program
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
300 Laurier Avenue West
Reproduction of multiple copies of materials on this Web site—in whole or in part—for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with written permission from the Government of Canada's copyright administrator—Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). Through the permission granting process, PWGSC helps to ensure individuals/organizations wishing to reproduce Government of Canada materials for commercial purposes have access to the most accurate and up-to-date versions.
To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this Web site for commercial purposes, go to PWGSC's Applying for Copyright Clearance on Government of Canada Works page, or contact PWGSC by mail:
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publishing and Depository Services
350 Albert Street, 4th Floor
Some of the materials and graphical elements found on Government of Canada Web sites are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. This is particularly true of Web sites that are jointly operated by a Government of Canada institution and an external organization as part of a collaborative arrangement. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material.
To obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction on this Web site, please contact us by:
350 Albert Street
The NSERC Web site provides links to various Web sites external to the Government of Canada. NSERC is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information contained on external sites. All reasonable efforts have been made to confirm the accuracy of external hyperlinks as of the "Updated" date available on all NSERC Web pages. Please be aware that hyperlinks do change from time to time and, in some cases, those changes may not be reflected immediately. If you encounter broken links, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act in NSERC, may be directed to the Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator by:
Mail: NSERC Secretariat
350 Albert Street
If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact:
For a description of the records held by NSERC, as part of the Depository Services Program, visit the Sources of Federal Government Information on Info Source.
For access to the standard personal information held by NSERC and other government institutions, visit the Standard Bank Descriptions page on Info Source.
Visit the Federal Privacy Commissioner's Web site for a summary of your rights under the Privacy Act.
Visit the Office of the Information Commissioner's Web site for information on your rights under the Access to Information Act.
The NSERC Web site respects the Official Languages Act and is committed to ensuring all information on this site is available in both French and English. However, users should be aware that some information from external sources is available as a courtesy and will only be available in the language in which it was provided. Some hyperlinks direct users to the Web sites of organizations or other entities that are not subject to the Official Languages Act.
NSERC is committed to equitable access to information, regardless of the technologies used. We are continually striving to make our site accessible to all—including persons with disabilities and to those who use assistive devices.
The NSERC Web site is developed according to the Common Look and Feel Standards for the Internet—including the Accessibility Standards which require compliance with the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C’s) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines Version 1.0 – Priority 1 and 2 Checkpoints.
NSERC has included some accessibility features on its Web site for the benefit of individuals using assistive technology.
Skip Navigation Links
Skip Navigation links are used mainly for use with assistive technologies such as screen readers, and PDA's (Personal Digital Assistants). They allow readers to skip directly to the content or to a local sub-menu. The Skip Navigation links are placed in the upper, left-hand corner of the screen. A white spacer image holds the link and the alternative text indicates how it works.
If you have any questions about the accessibility of this Web site, or if you are having trouble accessing information, contact the NSERC Webmaster.
Submit your comments and/or questions electronically using the Comments and Questions Form.
Some of the information on this Web site has been provided by external sources. NSERC is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information provided by external sources. Users wishing to rely on this information should consult directly with the source of the information.