Canada: CANARIE Launches Community Consultation to Shape Funding Priorities for New Research Data Management Program
From a CANARIE Announcement:
CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the launch of a community consultation on research data management (RDM) that will support the identification of funding priorities for its upcoming call for proposals.
The call for proposals of up to $3M, expected to be launched in late spring 2018, will fund the development of RDM software components and tools to encourage the adoption of RDM best practices.
Research data management in Canada is evolving. Funders, institutions, associations and digital infrastructure service providers are working to develop the policy frameworks and digital infrastructures to support reuse of research data, leading to accelerated knowledge creation and advances across all research domains. While some elements supporting research data management have been developed, there are still significant gaps.
This consultation is designed to identify these gaps and priority areas for software component and tool development. The feedback from this consultation will enable CANARIE to focus its funding on the areas of highest priority as identified by the community.
CANARIE is applying the globally-accepted FAIR Principles as a conceptual framework for this consultation.
The consultation is also grounded in the Research Data Canada document “Data Innovation in Canada”, which articulates key areas in the Canadian RDM landscape which would benefit from attention.