The mandates of the Chief Scientist of Québec are:

  • To advise the Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation on matters pertaining to the development of research and science;
  • To chair the Boards of Directors of each of the three research funds;
  • To coordinate issues of common concern to the three funds and cross-sectoral research activities;
  • To ensure the consolidation and integration of the three research funds’ administrative activities;
  • To promote careers in research and scientific culture.