Connection Grants – Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative

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Memorial Deadline: Tuesday 28th, January 2020

External Deadline: Saturday 1st, February 2020


To help the Canadian social sciences and humanities research community better understand data management and incorporate data management considerations into research practices, SSHRC’s Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative offers Connection Grants to support the research community’s development, adoption and dissemination of research data management standards, practices, tools and skills appropriate to their field.

SSHRC will accept applications for the Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative at the following Connection Grants deadlines:

  • November 1st, 2019; 
  • February 1st, 2020;
  • May 1st, 2020;
  • August 1st, 2020.

Research data management supports the effective and responsible conduct of research, and increases the ability to store, find and reuse research data. A strong culture of data management will serve Canadian research excellence and support the development of social sciences and humanities insights. It will also benefit Canadian researchers working in international partnerships and collaborations as funders around the globe implement and strengthen data management requirements.

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.

For more information about this initiative, or for advice on preparing your application, please contact:
Connection Grants
Tel.: 613-943-1007

Funding Sources

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: August 9, 2019