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December 2019

1. New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization

Please see the following important updates from the New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) concerning their Governance and Membership Model as well as the Inaugural Board Recruitment Process.

2. Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

From June to September 2018, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) held an online consultation on the draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy.  Colleges and Institutes Canada and Polytechnics Canada provided a joint submission.

This report summarizes the consultation feedback and, where warranted, clarifies the framing, scope and aims of the policy.

The agencies are making final revisions to the policy based on this consultation and other feedback. With an anticipated release in Spring 2020, the new policy will include a phased-in implementation aligned with the state of readiness of the Canadian research community.

To help the Canadian social sciences and humanities research community better understand data management and incorporate data management considerations into research practices, SSHRC’s Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative offers Connection Grants to support the research community’s development, adoption and dissemination of research data management standards, practices, tools and skills appropriate to their field.

SSHRC will fund at least 10 meritorious proposals per competition.

SSHRC is accepting applications for the Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative at the following Connection Grants deadlines:

  • February 1, 2020
  • May 1, 2020
  • August 1, 2020

For more information about this initiative, or for advice on preparing your application, please contact:

Connection Grants
Tel.: 613-943-1007

3. SSHRC - Connection Grants – Joint Initiative for Digital Citizen Research

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is pleased to announce the Initiative for Digital Citizen Research (IDCR), a new joint initiative with the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH) and one component of Canadian Heritage’s Digital Citizen Initiative. The IDCR aims to develop a better understanding of the impacts of online disinformation in Canada in order to better inform programs and policies, build Canada’s capacity to conduct research on – and related to – countering online disinformation and other related online harms, and help foster a community of researchers engaged with digital citizenship and online disinformation in Canada.

Please see the following message to the CICan community from Éric Bastien, Director, Research Partnerships Portfolio at SSHRC with further details and encouragement to apply.  The deadline is February 1, 2020.