Coordinated: Projects should have a national flavour and involve relevant
statistical expertise from several institutions across the country.
Team membership is expected to be inclusive in a dynamic way throughout
the period of NPCDS support. Particular emphasis is placed on the
involvement of "isolated" researchers.
Quality: Does the proposal have significant capacity for creating
new statistical methodology. Is there potential for the project to
develop new methodology relevant to emerging complex data structures.
of Research Team: Is the project leader appropriate for this project?
Is the research team interdisciplinary? Does it involve researchers
in substantive areas? Does the project bring together the appropriate
expertise to work on the proposed problem?
Projects should involve active collaboration with substantive scientists
and give evidence of interdisciplinary activity. The new statistical
methodology to be developed should be relevant to substantive areas.
Initiative: Is the project advantageous to the strategic positioning
of the statistical sciences community in Canada? Is there evidence
the project will have a positive impact on the growth, development
and advancement of the statistical sciences in Canada.
Support: Successful applicants are expected to secure further funding
from other sources like CIHR, MITACS, SSHRC, and so on, during the
period of NPCDS support. This is a condition for the renewal of a
NPCDS project. Proposals should detail a project's strategic objectives
in this regard.
Impact: Does the project contribute to HQP training? Does, or will,
the project involve graduate students or post-doctoral fellows in
research positions with the support of partner institutes, industrial
partners, government agencies, and so on? Will the project impact
other training initiatives?
and Networking: Does the project involve strategic partnerships with
scientific institutes, industrial partners, government agencies and
Plan: Does the project have a clear management plan? Are partner roles
clearly defined? Is it clear how team members will interact and collaborate?
Are training aspects clear? Are objectives attainable?
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