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Registry for External Science Experts

The Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS) peer-review process involves expert review, critical evaluation and challenge of the scientific information and analyses by subject matter experts. CSAS peer-review processes seek to produce science advice for decision-making that is evidence-based, objective and impartial.

The variety and complexity of issues examined at a peer-review meeting requires diverse expertise. The people invited to participate in a CSAS meeting are selected for their expertise and knowledge according to the questions to be addressed at the meeting.

If you are already registered, sign in to access the Registry here.

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About the Registry

The Registry for External Science Experts is a database of individuals who self-identify as having knowledge in areas of expertise that are within the Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s mandate and are willing to participate in our peer-review processes. The Registry helps external experts be selected for participation in the CSAS peer-review process.

Once selected, individuals will be invited to participate in scientific peer-review meetings on a volunteer basis. They will have the opportunity to provide their expertise within their areas of scientific study on the meeting topic.

More information on the roles and responsibilities of peer reviewers can be found in the Participant’s Guide to Peer Review Meetings. Additional guidance can be found on our policies and guidelines page.

Who can register

Interested individuals with expertise or knowledge related to the department’s mandate.

How to register

Meeting selection notifications

Participation in a CSAS peer-review is determined by the Steering Committee for the meeting. The Committee will select participants whose knowledge and expertise are appropriate for the topic of the meeting. When preparing for a peer-review meeting, selected individuals will be invited by email to participate.


Your privacy is important to us. The information you provide through the Registry for External Science Experts is collected under the authority of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Act. The information may be used to contact and engage interested applicants in the CSAS peer review process. You have the right to the correction of, access to, and protection of, your personal information under the Privacy Act. Personal information collected through the registry is described in the Personal Information Bank: Outreach Activities (PSU 938).

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