Intellectual property

Policy on the protection of copyright and intellectual property

The Fonds de recherche du Québec (Fonds de recherche du Québec  – Nature et technologies, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture) (FRQ) are solidarily responsible for the Scientifique en chef’s website, unless a situation specifically concerns only one of the Fonds de recherche.

Ownership and Usage of the Content Provided on this Website

This website provides users with popularized search results and listings of researchers from groups supported by the FRQ. It also presents the major intersectoral research initiatives supported by the Scientifique en chef du Québec, as well as various data on research in Quebec.

Use or reproduction of the Scientifique en chef’s website content

The content of the Scientifique en chef’s website is owned in part by the FRQ. However, some of the content belongs to third parties. If you want to use or reproduce some content of the scientific website chief, please contact the Webmaster.

You may use and reproduce the content as follows:

a) Academic and non-commercial reproduction

Unless otherwise specified you may reproduce the content, in part only, for non-commercial purposes, and in any format, provided you do the following:

  • exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the content reproduced and reproduce it in its original language
  • indicate both the complete title of the content reproduced, as well as the author (where available)
  • indicate that the reproduction is a copy of the version available on the Scientifique en chef’s website and the date on which the material was copied
  • respect copyright and intellectual property, among others

b) Commercial reproduction

Unless otherwise specified, you may not reproduce content on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution without prior written permission from the FRQ.

c) Content Belonging to a Third Party

Some of the content on this site may be subject to the copyright of another party. Where information has been produced whose copyright is not held by one or the other or all three FRQ, the content is protected under the Copyright Act and international agreements.

Should you wish to reproduce material whose copyright is held by the Government of Québec, please refer to the following website:

To obtain additional information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions, please contact the FRQ’s Office of Ethics and Legal Affairs.

Trademark Notice

The logos of the FRQ or of one or the other Fonds de recherche may not be reproduced without prior written permission from the  FRQ’s Office of Communications and Knowledge Mobilization.

Last update: June 2016