Environmental Assessment of Research Grants

The environmental assessment is applicable to researchers from both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

Environmental Assessment of Research Grants

Who requires environmental assessment of research grants?

Granting agencies (TRI Council, NSERC) require Principal Investigators and Institutions to assess their research project grant applications for a potential environmental impact, especially those projects performed in the field or abroad.
You will need to complete the Environmental Assessment if:

  • Any phase (e.g. sample collection, site survey, field experiment) of the proposed research will be performed in the field (i.e. outdoors), or outside of Canada
  • Your research grant application requires a Certificate of Environmental Compliance (CEC) by the granting agency (e.g. US Department of Defense)

This information is also available at Office of Research Services – Compliance Requirements.

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What are the advantages of completing an environmental assessment of research grants?

Completing this environmental assessment will ensure:

  • Proactive identification and mitigation of potential environmental impacts
  • Compliance with environmental regulatory requirements
  • Compliance with granting agencies’ environmental assessment requirements
  • Faster response to your grant application

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