NRC IRAP to be integrated into the new Canada Innovation Corporation (CIC)
On February 16, 2023, the Government of Canada announced that the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) will be integrated into the new Canada Innovation Corporation (CIC). The CIC will be a new, operationally independent organization solely dedicated to supporting business R&D across all regions and all sectors of the economy.
The transfer of IRAP will happen after an interim period of approximately 24 months, during which IRAP will remain part of the NRC. During this period, every effort will be made to ensure continuity of program delivery for clients and operational stability for staff. Existing funding agreements will continue and new agreements can be signed.
IRAP employees will continue to work directly with clients, under a business-as-usual approach, to ensure a smooth transition. Please contact your IRAP representative directly if you have questions or are seeking more information.
Call us toll-free at 1-877-994-4727 to learn more about NRC IRAP.
Please note the NRC is committed to providing a respectful and harassment-free workplace. No inappropriate behaviour, aggression, harassment, or foul language towards our employees will be tolerated. All conversations with anyone behaving in this manner will be immediately terminated.
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Maintaining high ethical standards in research
The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) follows the NRC's policies on research involving human participants and animal care committee terms of reference. For more information on human and animal ethics, please call us toll-free at 1-877-994-4727.