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The Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) recently announced the renewal of the Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative – Connection Grants.  This initiative aims to continue helping the Canadian social sciences and humanities research community better understand data management and incorporate data management considerations into research practices.  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; 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. 

 

Overhead 

N/A 

 

Value  

$7K – $25K for Events 

$7K – $50K for Outreach activities  

 

Duration 

1 year 

 

Deadlines 

  

Application due to LSE – October 14, 2020

 

Submission of application to ORS for full review 

Online submission and FINAL application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS  

October 19, 2020 

by 12:00 noon on November 2, 2020  

January 18, 2021 

by 12:00 noon on February 1, 2021 

April 19, 2021 

by 12:00 noon on May 3, 2021  

July 19, 2021 

by 12:00 noon on August 2, 2021