DRDC – Toronto Research Centre Individual Behavior and Performance Section Mental Health and Resilience Capability Review – Suggestions from scientific and research operations staff for greater access of external research capabilities


  1. Fikretoglu, D.
  2. Blackler, K.
  3. Boscarino, C.
  4. D'Agata, M.
  5. Muller-Gass, A.
  6. Nazarov, A.
  7. Pickering, D.
  8. Sounders, D.
  9. Smith, I.
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Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN)
Following the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)’s agency-level review of science and technology (S&T) capabilities in 2015, Research Centres, Centre Directors (CDs) and their staff were asked to start developing practical and long-term options for greater access of external S&T capabilities. At the DRDC – Toronto Research Centre, a one-day retreat was held in July 2016 with scientific and research operations staff from the Individual Behaviour and Performance Section (IBPS) to start planning for greater access. Following the retreat, senior Defence Scientists in each research domain in IBPS were asked to lead more in-depth discussions with scientific and research operations staff for future greater access of external S&T. These more in-depth discussions were meant to be a first step towards: 1) defining S&T capabilities needed to support activities within a given research domain, 2) identifying external S&T capabilities currently and previously accessed, 3) identifying mechanisms and incentives for future greater access, and 4) generating suggestions that can be used in a more formal planning activity with section, centre, and agency level staff (i.e., immediate line managers, chief scientists, centre directors, human resources, and external relations staff). This document summarizes suggestions for greater access of external S&T capabilities within the mental health and resilience research domain.

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DRDC-RDDC-2017-D042 — Reference Document
Date of publication
01 May 2017
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