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CANARIE Awards $3.2M to Develop Research Data Management Software Tools

CANARIE has announced the nine successful recipients of its Research Data Management (RDM) funding call, announced in May 2018. This new funding will enable research teams to develop software components and tools to enable Canadian researchers to adopt best practices in managing data resulting from scientific research.

“Canada produces some of the world’s best science. To stay competitive, our researchers need access to advanced computing and big data resources. Thanks to CANARIE, research teams across our country are developing new ways to access, store and share the massive amounts of data needed to make the life-changing discoveries that benefit all Canadians,” said the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport.

“CANARIE is proud to support the contribution these teams will make in strengthening Canada’s capacity to effectively manage research data”, said Mark Wolff, Chief Technology Officer at CANARIE. “Effective RDM practices not only maximize investments in science but can have a profound impact on accelerating discovery by simplifying access to data generated from scientific research.”

This funding is part of the Government of Canada’s $105 million investment supporting CANARIE through its 2015-2020 mandate.

Nine research projects will receive funding through this call. These projects contribute both to the priorities identified by the RDM stakeholder community: enriching [meta]data and discovery, federated repositories / interoperability, domain-specific repositories, data deposit and curation, preservation, persistent IDs / citability, data access and analytics, and data privacy and security; and support of the FAIR Principles: Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability of research data.

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