SSHRC Connection Grants – Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative

The Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) recently launched the Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative – Connection Grants, a special call to support the research community’s development, adoption and dissemination of research data management standards, practices, tools and skills appropriate to their field.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives:
To help the Canadian social sciences and humanities research community strengthen its capacity in data management.

The Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative offers the research community Connections Grants to support the development, adoption and dissemination of research data management standards, practices, tools and skills appropriate to their field.

Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative applications are subject to the Connection Grants evaluation criteria and scoring. In addition, as part of its assessment of the proposal’s relevance to the objectives of the Connection program, under the Connection Grants Challenge criteria, the merit review committee will evaluate the degree to which applications respond to one or more of the following objectives:

  • develop and/or adopt data management standards, practices, tools and skills within and across disciplines and institutions, with a focus on the social sciences and humanities;
  • connect researchers or students with data management professionals and service providers (e.g., librarians, programmers, specialists in research ethics, etc.), and other stakeholders (e.g., research subjects and users) to increase knowledge of data management
  • share and develop knowledge and skills relating to data collection and storage, metadata, preservation, retention, sharing, credit and citation;
  • share and develop knowledge and skills related to the responsible ownership, control, access and possession of data used or created in the context of Indigenous research (e.g., the application of OCAP® principles); and
  • through other activities, enable the social sciences and humanities research community to strengthen its ability to fulfill the roles and responsibilities indicated in the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management, and the requirements proposed in the draft tri-agency research data management policy.

Value: Up to $50K

Duration: 1 year

Deadlines:

ORS deadline for full review

Agency deadline

January 18, 2019

February 1, 2019

April 17, 2019

May 1, 2019

July 18, 2019

August 1, 2019

http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/connection_grants-subventions_connexion-eng.aspxFor more information on this funding opportunity and how to apply, please consult the following link: