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The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier organization for research and development. We have been active since 1916.
In this section, you will find more information about how NRC is organized, where we are located across Canada, our mandate, recent success stories and links to corporate publications.
We have also compiled a number of lesser-known facts about our organization, including a list of other organizations that have grown out of NRC over the years. We trust that you will find these facts informative and impressive.
NRC is the Government of Canada's leading resource for research, development and technology-based innovation. NRC comprises some 20 institutes and national programs, spanning a wide variety of disciplines and offering a broad array of services.
Browse our corporate reports and publications to learn more about the accomplishments, performance, plans and priorities of NRC.
NRC conducts audits of its institutes, branches, programs and initiatives to evaluate the effectiveness of NRC's risk management, control and governance.
NRC conducts evaluations of its institutes, programs and initiatives to assess their relevance, success and cost-effectiveness.
NRC has a portfolio of policies and procedures to promote ethical conduct and integrity in matters such as Conflict of Interest, Research Ethics, Animal Care, Access to Information and Privacy.
NRC’s activities generate intellectual property and NRC has a policy entitled “NRC’s General Intellectual Property (IP) Policy” that explains how and why NRC will manage its intellectual property for the benefit of Canada.
Browse a selection of NRC resources that demonstrate science at work for Canada.
For more than 90 years, NRC has helped turn ideas and knowledge into new products, processes and services that have enhanced the lives of Canadians.
NRC's awards and fellowships recognize remarkable accomplishments by exceptional scientists and innovators.
Are you looking for a career in a dynamic and innovative research and development organization with access to superior equipment, facilities, and expertise? Explore the opportunities available at NRC.