The Ottawa Research and Development Centre (Ottawa RDC) located in Ottawa, Ontario was established in 1886 by the Government of Canada under The Experimental Farm Station Act. It is one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) network of 20 research and development centres.
Areas of Research
Ottawa Research and Development Centre’s regional mandate is to develop new and improved spring and winter wheat, oats, barley, corn and short-season soybeans varieties and investigate agronomic practices and technologies for eastern Canada.
The aim of the Centre for Biologics Evaluation’s research laboratories is to provide an understanding of the most recent scientific advances and issues to assist in regulatory decision making and stewardship. The centre provides this expertise in order to achieve one of the Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate's (BGTD’s) primary objectives: to maximize the quality, safety, and efficacy of biologics such as vaccines, hormones, cytokines, enzymes, monoclonal antibodies, and stem cell therapies.