The Fonds de recherche du Québec (Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé and Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture, hereinafter the “FRQ”) are subject to the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information (CQLR c.A-2.1, hereinafter the “Act”). The Statement regarding the protection of personal and confidential information in applicant and funding holder files (herinafeter the “Statement”) describes how the FRQ process the personal and confidential information collected on forms through the FRQnet system and other means. These forms are:
- Application for funding
- Funding related forms, which include all forms filed during the application and funding periods (status report, progress report, bank transfer form, etc.)
- Financial, scientific and final reports
In accordance with the requirements of the Act, the Statement informs of the purposes for which the information is collected by the FRQ, the categories of persons who will have access to the information, the fact that a reply is obligatory, or that it is optional, the consequences for the person concerned in case of a refusal to reply and the rights of access and correction provided by law.