Canadian Common CV – Support for U of G Researchers

Since 2012, Tri-Agencies (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.

UNIWeb launch at University of Guelph

The University of Guelph has launched UNIWeb (by Proximify). The project started as a replacement for the Sedona eCV used for our tenure, promotion, and performance review processes. However, UNIWeb is so much more: an intuitive, user-friendly academic CV tool that not only provides academics with a CV that is completely compatible with the Canadian Common CV (CCV) for those who choose to use it but also an optional platform for robust research networking across the University.

Researchers applying for funding opportunities using the CCV are encouraged to take advantage of the various support materials and opportunities to migrate their Sedona CV to UNIWeb to prepare their CCV well ahead of the competition deadline. Once migration is complete, a CCV-compatible export can be prepared for import into CCV.

The Research Services Office and the UNIWeb team are available to support researchers and scholars to keep UNIWeb up to date, and create exports for CCV as needed, to fully benefit from the cross-system compatibility.

For more information, navigate to the UNIWeb Communication Hub.

CCV general information

The CCV may be accessed directly on the Canadian Common CV website.

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).

CIHR-related information

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

For questions about CIHR’s CCV, please contact CIHR at or 1-888-603-4178.

NSERC-related information

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 or call 613-995-4273.

SSHRC-related information

SSHRC offers a Fact Sheet on the Grants Management System and CCV 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 or call 613-995-4273.