The Quebec Research Funds (Quebec Research Fund – Nature and Technologies, Quebec Research Fund – Health and Quebec Research Fund – Society and Culture, hereinafter the “FRQ”) are three separate public bodies established in under section 21 of the Act respecting the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la technologie, CQLR, c. M- The FRQ share their administrative services under article 33 of the same law.

The purpose of this policy is to tell you how the FRQ ensures the accessibility of their website to the widest possible audience.

Due to the wide variety of computers, operating systems and software, FRQs cannot guarantee perfect usability. However, the use of the most common interfaces is a guarantee of success.

Compliance with Quebec government standards

In accordance with the Government of Quebec’s Web Accessibility Standards, the FRQ apply for their website:

  • the rules making it possible to be accessible in order to facilitate its use by any person, disabled or not;
  • the rules allowing any downloadable document found on its website to be accessible in order to facilitate its use by any person, disabled or not;
  • the rules allowing any web animation or audio or video content on its website to be accessible in order to facilitate its use by any person, disabled or not.

The FRQ cannot guarantee the accessibility of certain content from third parties that are not subject to these standards.

Data security

If you are using a computer with public access, you should be careful. When finishing your work on the FRQ site, be sure to close the page and clear the cache in order to ensure the confidentiality of the content of your documents. See also the Privacy Policy.


If you need assistance while browsing the site, if you cannot access certain content using adaptive computer technologies or if you have difficulty completing the forms on this site, we invite you to to contact the IT Assistance Center of the Fund concerned: FRQNT, FRQS or FRQSC.

Links to other sites and PDF documents

The FRQ website contains hyperlinks to external websites that are not managed by the FRQ. By clicking on this link, you are leaving the FRQ site.

The FRQ have no control over the operation of these websites and the fact that they are listed on their website does not in any way engage the responsibility of the FRQ, with the exception of PDF documents issued by a Fund. or FRQs and bear the logo. Any personal information that you transmit through these websites will be subject to the privacy policies of those sites, as well as their terms of use.

Please be aware that the documents produced by a Fund or by the FRQ or kept under their responsibility are accessible via the URL of the FRQ and usually bear the logo of a Fund or that of the FRQ.

Person responsible for access and the application of the Access Act

The person responsible for access to information under the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information, CQLR, chapter A-2.1 is, as such, responsible for supporting the scientist in chief to ensure compliance with this Law. For any question relating to access to documents of a Fund or the FRQ, to make a request for access or correction to your personal information, comments or a complaint about non-compliance with this Act, you can contact the person responsible for access:

  • FRQNT : Raphaëlle Dupras-Leduc
  • FRQS : Mylène Deschênes
  • FRQSC : Raphaëlle Dupras-Leduc

For a request concerning the three Research Funds, you can direct your request to one or the other of these persons.

To learn more, please consult the Access to Information section.

Comments and questions

If you have any comments or questions about our accessibility policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Last updated: May 2021