Please provide answers to any of the questions raised in the discussion paper you reviewed in the corresponding comment box below or simply add your own thoughts. You may comment on as many papers as you wish. We have included a self-identification questionnaire to better understand the perspectives of the community, but responses will remain anonymous. If you are providing feedback on behalf of a group of people, please select “Skip the self-identification questionnaire" at the top of the questionnaire. Thank you in advance for your feedback!
Why we are asking you to self-identify
Equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) strengthen research communities and the quality, social relevance and impact of research. For more information, see
Frequently Asked Questions about the Self-identification Questionnaire.
The questions are primarily based on the current standard used by Statistics Canada in the Census, and wording from the Employment Equity Act. If you have comments or suggestions regarding this data collection, please send them to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) at email@example.com.
Privacy Notice Statement
SharePoint supports the delivery of certain programs of the federal research funding agencies. The information you provide in the self-identification section is collected under the authority of the NSERC Act.
As a person submitting comments to one or several NSERC 2030 discussion papers you must complete and submit this self-identification form; however, you may choose not to self-identify by selecting the option “I prefer not to answer" for some or all of the questions.
The collection, use, disclosure, retention and disposal of your personal information are in accordance with the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. Your information will be managed in accordance with Treasury Board Secretariat policies, directives and guidelines on information management and protection of personal information, and with the agency' retention and disposition schedules. The self-identification information you provide will be stored electronically upon your submission and access is limited to agency staff on a need to know basis.
Your data will be used for the purposes of NSERC 2030 operations and planning, evaluation and audits, and may be used in aggregate to report to government or to the public. Self-identification information will be reported in a form (e.g., aggregate) to ensure protection of the identity of any individual.
Please also see the relevant agency's Personal Information Banks: PSU 941 and PSU 942 described in NSERC's Info Source.
If you believe your personal information has been mishandled or have concerns about agency privacy practices, you have the right to file a complaint with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. For more information about your rights under the Privacy Act, about our privacy practices or to access or correct your personal information, please contact NSERC's
By submitting your self-identification information, you are confirming that you have read and understood this Privacy Notice Statement and agree to provide your personal information in accordance with it.
Acronyms used on this page
ATIP: Access to Information and Privacy
PSU: Refers to Public Standard Bank
NSERC: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council