Canadian Common CV – Support for U of G Researchers

All of the Tri-Councils (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) have migrated (or are in the process of migrating) their legacy CV systems to the new Canadian Common CV (CCV).

The CCV is a web-based application that provides researchers with a single, common approach to gathering CV information required by a network of federal, provincial and not-for-profit research funding organizations. The CCV’s processes, procedures and capabilities allow the input of CV information by researchers and the extraction of the CV data (with consent from the researcher) by member agencies to support their funding application process.

The vision and objectives for the CCV are to:

  • Lighten the load on the research community when applying for funding, or for reporting purposes, on the principle that the CV data entered once by the researcher can be readily utilized in a manner that suits the requirements of any subscribing agency;
  • Facilitate the collection of a common data set required by agencies; and
  • Create a public repository which showcases Canadian researcher expertise.

See information below with respect to each Tri-Council agency.  As new information becomes available, it will be added to this webpage.

The CCV website may be accessed directly on the Canadian Common CV website. Available directly from the CCV website are:

  • A “How To” guide;
  • A Webinar outlining step-by-step instructions to use the system;
  • A Glossary of terms;
  • Release notes; and
  • FAQs.

There is no centralized helpdesk for CCV; rather, applicants completing CCV requiring assistance must contact a representative from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC (see below for details).

The Office of Research would like to emphasize that the completion of CCV may require significant time on the part of applicants and co-applicants. Any researcher who is intending to apply (or as a co-applicant) to the Tri-Council programs identified to implement CCV should start as early as possible. How much time it takes to complete the CCV could depend on the stage of the applicant’s career and/or productivity level. An applicant’s publications, presentations or other research outputs must be entered into the CCV. An applicant who is in their mid- to late-career or an applicant who has been highly productive might spend up to one (1) day to complete the CCV.

CIHR-related information

CIHR has created a series of tools to support researchers as they use the CCV. The tools include:

  • News releases regarding system enhancements;
  • “How to” videos including “What’s New in CCV for CIHR Applicants”, “CCV Tips and Tricks for CIHR Applicants” and “More CCV Tips and Tricks for CIHR Applicants”; and
  • A list of FAQs.

For questions about CIHR’s CCV, please contact CIHR at ccv-cvc@cihr-irsc.gc.ca or 1-888-603-4178.

The Office of Research Services has provided the following information to the campus community regarding CIHR’s migration to the CCV (as new information becomes available it will be added here):

NSERC-related information

NSERC is moving to the Research Portal and the CCV. The Research Portal is used to manage application and peer review processes, acceptance of awards, notification of results and reporting. The transition is being phased in gradually (i.e., program by program). All NSERC funding opportunities are expected to be integrated by late 2015.

NSERC has created a resource center for applicants to support its implementation of both the Research Portal and the CCV, which is available on the NSERC Research Portal site. The resource center includes information on:

  • NSERC’s use of the Research Portal and the CCV;
  • A schedule for planned implementations by program; and
  • FAQ documents.

More detailed step-by-step directions to complete NSERC’s CCV are available on NSERC's Canadian Common CV
How to Complete NSERC’s Version website.

For questions about NSERC’s CCV, please contact NSERC at webapp@nserc-crsng.gc.caor call 613-995-4273.

The Office of Research Services has provided the following information to the campus community regarding NSERC’s migration to the CCV (as new information becomes available it will be added here):

NSERC has begun a series of research community engagement visits to provide researchers, students, professors and administrators an opportunity to discuss and learn more about our programs and policies.

As well, NSERC recently hosted three webinars on the Research Portal and the Canadian Common CV (CCV) to assist researchers and research grants offices in preparing their Notification of Intent (NOI) to apply for the NSERC Discovery Grants program and the Subatomic Physics suite of programs. With the deadline of August 1 for submitting the mandatory Notification of Intent (NOI) to apply, it is important that people fill out their NOI and their CCVin time.

Based on feedback and continued interest from the community, NSERC is pleased to host another French webinar on Thursday July 18 from 11:00 to 12:30 p.m. and another English webinar also on Thursday July 18, but from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. The webinars will walk participants through the Research Portal and the NSERC Common CV to provide practical tips for using the new systems and to answer any questions.

 

Research Portal / CCV webinar

(French session)

Research Portal / CCV webinar (English session)

Date

Thursday July 18, 2013

Thursday July 18, 2013

Time

11:00 to 12:30 p.m. (ET)

1:00 to 2:30 p.m. (EDT)

Open to

Members of the research community across Canada

Members of the research community across Canada

Conference number

1 877-413-4788

1 877-413-4788

Conference ID

    5248493

5248493

Link

http://nsercofcanada.adobeconnect.com/fra-national-webinar/

http://nsercofcanada.adobeconnect.com/eng-national-webinar/

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Note there is a maximum capacity of 300 participants per webinar.

Visit the Connect with NSERC page on a regular basis to learn about upcoming visits and webinars.

SSHRC-related information

SSHRC, in collaboration with NSERC, has been working to modernize its technology infrastructure and develop a new electronic grants management system that will streamline and simplify the submission process for both applicants and partners. A new portal for all external users will provide a single point of entry for all of SSHRC’s interactions with applicants, reviewers, committee members, institutions and partners. This new grants management system uses a proven software platform that has been tailored to the needs of SSHRC and the SSHRC research community, and is at the leading edge of compliance with the Government of Canada’s standards for accessibility, usability and interoperability.

SSHRC is implementing the new grants management system (the Research Portal) concurrently with its implementation of CCV. For more information about SSHRC’s implementation of the Research Portal, please refer to details about each funding opportunity or program.

SSHRC offers the following information regarding its implementation of CCV:

More detailed step-by-step directions to complete SSHRC’s CCV are available on SSHRC's How to Use the Canadian Common CV (CCV) website.

For questions about SSHRC’s CCV, please contact SSHRC at webgrant@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca or call 613-995-4273.

The Office of Research Services has provided the following information to the campus community regarding SSHRC’s migration to the CCV (as new information becomes available it will be added here):

SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2014 Applicants - Prepare your CCV early

As many of you know SSHRC, in collaboration with NSERC, has been working to modernize its technology infrastructure and improve services in the delivery of its programs.  In November 2012, the Council launched the new Research Portal, along with the SSHRC template for the Canadian Common CV (CCV), as part of the February 2013 Insight Development Grants competition. This spring, NSERC implemented the Research Portal and CCV for its Discovery Grants and Subatomic Physics Grants 

The next SSHRC Insight Development Grants competition will be launched in fall 2013 and will continue to use the new Research Portal and CCV. For those who did not apply last year and plan to submit an application, we encourage you to begin filling out the SSHRC template for the CCV well in advance of the February deadline. Apart from Insight Development Grants, all other grant competitions this year will be on the previous IT platform and will be using the former SSHRC CV. 

SSHRC is assessing the on-boarding schedule for future funding opportunities with deadlines in fall 2014 and will keep the community informed of plans as they emerge.  

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