About Common CV (CCV)

Launched in 2002, the Canadian Common CV (CCV) is a web-based application that provides researchers with a single, common approach to gathering CV information required by a network of federal, provincial and non-profit research funding organizations. The CCV uses a common standardized data model to capture information that is used for peer-review and reporting activities.

The CCV Secretariat is now embarking on a redesign that will result in a simple, secure, robust, and harmonized system, to meet the needs of the research community and at the same time provide the funding organizations with the data they need to successfully perform peer review activities. It is important for the redesign to be user-driven and address the needs of the research community.


The inter-agency governing bodies of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) are the primary decision-making authorities and voting members. Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and Fonds de recherche du Qu├ębec sit as non-voting members.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors sets the strategic direction for the CCV application and ensures congruence between stakeholder expectations and corporate plans and priorities. Vice Presidents from CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC make up the voting members of the Board of Directors.

CCV Board of Directors Terms of Reference


The CCV Secretariat oversees daily operations of CCV. The Secretariat also provides second level CCV support and is responsible for stakeholder communications.

Operations Committee

The Operations Committee reviews and prioritizes CCV change requests. It also monitors operational issues and establishes priorities for resolution. It is also responsible for reporting and making recommendations to the CCV Board of Directors.

The Operations Committee is comprised of representatives from the Tri-Council: CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC.

CCV Operational Committee Terms of Reference