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CANARIE Launches Funding Call for Research Data Management Software
CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced a call for proposals for development of software tools to support a strong research data management (RDM) ecosystem in Canada.
The call for proposals supports the development of RDM software that encourages the adoption of RDM best practices, specifically the FAIR Principles, which state that research data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. The tools developed through this call are intended to enable compliance with evolving policy guidelines and international data management standards.
Research data management in Canada is evolving. While some elements that support RDM have been developed, there are still significant gaps in the ecosystem. CANARIE conducted a community consultation to identify these gaps and priority areas for software development. The community’s responses were assessed by CANARIE’s Research Data Management Advisory Committee and eight themes were identified as priority areas for the development of software tools (more detail on these areas may be found in call documents):
- Enriching (Meta)Data and Discovery
- Federated Repositories/Interoperability
- Domain-specific Repositories
- Data Deposit and Curation
- Persistent IDs/Citability
- Data Access and Analytics
- Data Privacy and Security
This call focuses on projects that respond to gaps in these theme areas.
“Effective research data management is critical for the collaborative and multidisciplinary research needed to create new knowledge that drives innovation,” says Dr. David Castle, Vice President, Research at the University of Victoria and a member of the CANARIE Board of Directors and Research Data Management Advisory Committee. “We thank the community for helping to identify areas in the RDM ecosystem that can be strengthened through the development of new software tools.”
This call for proposals closes on June 20th. More detailed information on the call, including scoring criteria, FAQs and supporting documents may be found here. Additionally, interested participants are invited to attend an informational webinar to discuss and ask questions about the call. Participants may register for the webinar of their choice by using the links below:
- May 16th, 2018 13:00 Eastern Time | Register here: canarie.ca/rdm-call-webinar-1
- May 17th, 2018 13:00 Eastern Time | Register here: canarie.ca/rdm-call-webinar-2
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