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1 These regulations may be cited as the Research Nova Scotia Corporation Funding Regulations.
2 In these regulations,
“Act” means the Research Nova Scotia Corporation Act;
“reporting period” means the 6-month period from April 1 to September 30 or from October 1 to March 31 in each fiscal year, as the context requires.
3 (1) For the purposes of the objects of the Board in Section 7 of the Act, any research that produces opportunities and outcomes to advance either of the following key priorities is prescribed as research that the Board is to support, organize and co-ordinate funding for:
(a) supporting the Inclusive Economic Growth pillar of the Province’s strategic plan, including research activities that support any of the following:
(i) strategic sector growth,
(ii) export growth,
(iii) employment creation and attachment,
(iv) population growth,
(v) economic participation and benefit;
(b) supporting a healthy population and a strong health-care system in Nova Scotia, including research activities that support any of the following:
(i) health innovation,
(ii) mental health,
(iii) continuing care,
(iv) accessible health services,
(v) well-being of citizens.
(2) In addition to the activities referred to in subsection (1), in carrying out its objects the Board must develop and implement a strategy for
(a) increasing research capacity in Nova Scotia; and
(b) developing a strategic approach to support the Nova Scotia research community and align funded research activity with Provincial priorities.
4 (1) In this Section,
“semi-annual report” means a report to be submitted by the Corporation to the Minister every 6 months as required by Section 8 of the Act.
(2) A semi-annual report must be submitted to the Minister no later than
(a) May 31 in each year, for the reporting period ending March 31 in that year; and
(b) November 30 in each year, for the reporting period ending September 30 in that year.
(3) The first semi-annual report must be submitted no later than November 30, 2019, for the reporting period ending September 30, 2019.
(4) A semi-annual report must be in a form acceptable to the Minister and must include all of the following:
(a) a current list of the Board of Directors;
(b) a description of the impacts of the Corporation’s ongoing research projects in Nova Scotia;
(c) details of each funding application approved by the Corporation during the reporting period, including all of the following information on each research project:
(i) the name of the lead applicant,
(ii) the name of the lead institution or organization,
(iii) the name of the project,
(iv) the amount of funding approved,
(v) the research sector,
(vi) the estimated number of jobs in Nova Scotia that will be supported by the funding awarded to the project,
(vii) the estimated number of training opportunities for students and others in Nova Scotia that will be supported by the funding awarded to the project,
(viii) information about any funding that the project received from other sources, including all of the following:
(A) the name of each source,
(B) the amount received from each source and whether it was in the form of cash or an in-kind contribution,
(C) details of any in-kind contribution.
(5) The financial forecast provided as part of a semi-annual report must include all of the following:
(a) the current balance in the Fund and the amount anticipated to be paid from the Fund over the next 6 months;
(b) the amount spent on operations during [the] reporting period and the amount anticipated to be spent on operations over the next 6 months.
(6) In addition to the requirements listed in subsection (5), the semi-annual report for the reporting period ending September 30 of each fiscal year must include all of the following:
(a) a proposed budget for the next fiscal year;
(b) an updated 3-year operating plan;
(c) an updated 5-year capital plan, if one has been produced by the Corporation.
5 On or before June 1 of each year, the Corporation must submit a report to the Minister that includes all of the following with respect to the immediately preceding fiscal year:
(a) the auditor’s report required by Section 24 of the Act;
(b) a narrative of the Corporation’s activities during the fiscal year;
(c) an evaluation of the Corporation’s activities based on performance measures established by the Board, and confirmation of compliance with standards adopted by the Board.
Research Nova Scotia Corporation Funding Regulations
N.S. Reg. 212/2018
Research Nova Scotia Corporation Act
Note: The information in these tables does not form part of the regulations and is compiled by the Office of the Registrar of Regulations for reference only.
The current consolidation of the Research Nova Scotia Corporation Funding Regulations made under the Research Nova Scotia Corporation Act includes all of the following regulations:
How in force
Part II Issue
Dec 4, 2018
Dec 21, 2018
The following regulations are not yet in force and are not included in the current consolidation:
How in force
Part II Issue
*See subsection 3(6) of the Regulations Act for rules about in force dates of regulations.
Amendments by Provision
ad. = added
am. = amended
fc. = fee change
ra. = reassigned
rep. = repealed
rs. = repealed and substituted
Note that changes to headings are not included in the above table.
Editorial Notes and Corrections:
Repealed and Superseded:
Note: Only regulations that are specifically repealed and replaced appear in this table. It may not reflect the entire history of regulations on this subject matter.