(2021-03-15) - Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy
The Government of Canada has finally announced its new Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy. The policy aims to support Canadian research excellence by promoting data management practices, and was developed by CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC in consultation with stakeholders.
The new policy will be phased in incrementally.
Canada’s three federal research granting agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and SSHRC— have issued the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Research Data Management. The statement outlines "overarching expectations regarding research data management, and the responsibilities of researchers, research communities, research institutions and research funders in meeting these expectations."
SSHRC has adopted a policy to facilitate making data that has been collected with the help of SSHRC funds available to other researchers. Costs associated with preparing research data for deposit are considered eligible expenses in SSHRC research grant programs. Research data includes quantitative social, political and economic data sets; qualitative information in digital format; experimental research data; still and moving image and sound databases; and other digital objects used for analytical purposes.
Recipients of CIHR funding are required to adhere with the following responsibilities:
For more information about complying with research funding policies, contact the Office of Research Services.
FAQ COVID-19 Rapid Response Data Sharing and Deposit Support
This resource is developed primarily to support researchers with COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding. These resources are evolving, and this page will be updated as new guidelines are made available.
To follow developments in the Canadian funding space see:
Major funding agencies including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canada Research Coordinating Committee's (CRCC) New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and Genome Canada (GC) have all offered rapid response funding to researchers working across disciplines to address pandemic-related research and technical challenges.
These funding opportunities require data sharing according to the Joint statement on sharing research data and findings relevant to the novel coronavirus (nCoV)
Principle as written in the Joint statement
Locally supported action to fulfill requirement
|All peer-reviewed research publications relevant to the outbreak are made immediately open access, or freely available at least for the duration of the outbreak.|
|Research findings are made available via preprint servers before journal publication, or via platforms that make papers openly accessible before peer review, with clear statements regarding the availability of underlying data.||
Use the Open COVID License
Cite your data:
Researchers share interim and final research data relating to the outbreak, together with protocols and standards used to collect the data, as rapidly and widely as possible - including with public health and research communities and the WHO.
FAQ: COVID-19 Rapid Response Data Sharing and Deposit Support, has been modified from the original version created by:
Felicity Tayler and Chantal Ripp, uOttawa, Licensed for reuse CC-BY, DOI : https://doi.org/10.5683/SP2/522KV2