Database for the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Research Inventory

Database for the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Research Inventory

Mark Burrows, International Joint Commission

The Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Research Inventory ( is a resource for Great Lakes researchers, managers and policymakers, with information on approximately 1,200 projects, 1,000 principal investigators and 300 funding organizations.

The Inventory depends for the most part on voluntary participation from scientists and agencies willing to share some time and information in a spirit of collaboration serving the best interests of the Great Lakes ecosystem.The International Joint Commission (IJC) invites Great Lakes researchers to submit and update information on their projects.

Originally developed to help the IJC assess howresearch activities support the goals of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the Research Inventory recently created direct links and data sharing agreements with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the U.S./Canada Great Lakes Monitoring Exchange and the Great Lakes Regional Research Information Network. This move towards a more widely distributed network will continue to make this important tool available to a growing number of users.

For more information contact: Mark Burrows, IJC Great Lakes Regional Office,



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