Research and Support Program

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) funds an extramural research program to obtain knowledge and information needed to support its regulatory mission. The program provides the CNSC with access to independent advice, expertise, experience, information and other resources via contracts, grants and contributions placed in the private sector, and with other agencies and organizations in Canada and elsewhere. The program is compiled from project proposals submitted from across the CNSC.

Research report summaries

Reports completed through the research program are not published as CNSC reports. Contractors' reports are only available in the language in which they are submitted to the CNSC. Bilingual summaries of the reports are available below. If you wish to obtain a copy of a report, please contact us (General Inquiries).

Reports:

Service standards, research grants and contributions

The CNSC provides research funding through various grants and contributions.

The CNSC has developed service standards for grants and contributions to publicly state the level of performance that recipients can reasonably expect to encounter under normal circumstances.

For grants:

Payment shall be made within 30 days of receipt of a valid invoice.

For contributions:

Payment shall be made within 30 days of receipt of a valid invoice.

These external service standards for grants and contributions are published to demonstrate the CNSC’s commitment to transparent management, accountability for results, and citizen-focused service delivery.

Performance against these service standards is tracked and the results are made available annually.

Service standard results for grants
Service standard Performance target Actual performance for grants issued April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 Actual performance for grants issued April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
Valid invoice paid in 30 days or less from the date of receipt of the invoice 100% 100% 100%

Service standard results for contributions
Service standard Performance target Actual performance for contributions issued April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 Actual performance for contributions issued April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
Valid invoice paid in 30 days or less from the date of receipt of the invoice 100% 100% 97%
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