The economic and social impact of scientific research and technological innovation is a prime interest of government and influences government policy at many levels. 

This guide provides links to official sources of government policy and statistical information. For other sources of government statistics use the Government Statistics guide.

Data & Statistics


See the Data Centre's holdings of surveys relating to Technology.


Government Information

Canada - Federal: 

Principal federal agencies responsible for the development and administration of scientific and technological innovation policy:

Science.gc.ca - a general science portal for the federal government has a Subject directory and a list of Canadian Science Research Centres

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Science and Innovation

Environment Canada Science and Technology

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Science

Health Canada Science and Research

House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology includes reports and government responses to Parliamentary Committee reports.

Industry Canada

Library of Parliament

Natural Resources Canada

Science, Technology and Innovation Council

Transport Canada

Funding agencies in support of science and technology research



New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States



Selected non-governmental websites that have resources relating to science and technology policy: