Frequently Asked Questions
Provide an effective tool for both professionals and the public to learn about contemporary research projects related to the Great Lakes ecosystem
Help locate researchers working on projects related to the Great Lakes region.
Provide managers with key data concerning resources dedicated to research in the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence region.
Provide a central source through which people can access both traditional and nontraditional sources of information about the Great Lakes ecosystem.
Reduce the delay between the production of information and its dissemination to a wide audience.
Facilitate communication between professionals working in related fields, enhance coordination and reduce duplication of effort.
The Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Research Inventory is an interactive, Internet-based, searchable database created as a tool to collect and disseminate information about research projects in the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Region. The International Joint Commission's Council of Great Lakes Research Managers (CGLRM) was created in 1984 to provide guidance and advice on research relevant to the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Since then it has periodically inventoried Great Lakes research projects. Today's version of the Research Inventory allows projects to be continuously entered, updated, searched and sorted, directly from the Internet, providing a powerful tool for researchers, managers and policy-makers.