Your partner organizations can be private, public or not-for-profit. You may involve whichever partner organizations you need to achieve your research goals and successfully mobilize your research results to achieve the desired impact. At least one of these partners must have a demonstrated ability to exploit such research results, while other partners may be chosen for their ability to generate and mobilize knowledge. Your partner organizations must collectively support the project through cash contributions, where applicable (see Funding your research project). Each partner organization must actively play a role in the project and support it through in-kind contributions. Such involvement must be achieved by doing at least one of the following:
- play an active role in the project’s research activities
- utilize the project’s research results to help achieve its desired outcomes
- play an active role in translating or mobilizing knowledge to ensure that the research results have an impact
Note that active participation in the project and in-kind contributions are not required from funding organizations (e.g., other provincial or federal funding agencies) providing financial support to the project.
For additional details, see Alliance grants: Role of partner organizations.