CANSSI Ontario Data Access Grants


The Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute​ (CANSSI) Ontario


Data Access Grants

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CANSSI Ontario Data Access Grants


These grants cover costs associated with accessing and working with large data sources, such as the UK Biobank, which are necessary to carry out data-intensive research and application. The purpose of these grants is to foster research by mitigating the high cost of access to many data sets.


Trainees or faculty members at Ontario-based universities are eligible to apply. ​Each proposal must include two faculty members from different academic units including from different departments, divisions, faculties, or affiliated research institutes.​

Eligible costs include costs associated with:

  1. accessing data
  2. storing data
  3. quality assurance of data

Maximum Project Value

Up to $5,000

Indirect Costs



If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, until two grants have been funded in a given academic year.

Please submit a copy of your application, budget, and signed OR-5 to, a minimum of one week prior to your intended submission date. 

How to Apply

To apply for a grant, you must submit:

  1. A one-page budget, and
  2. A one- to two-page study proposal

Apply online to the CANSSI Ontario Data Access Grants here. 

For Questions, please contact

Esther Berzunza, Program Manager
CANSSI Ontario
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning
686 Bay Street, Room 12.9801
Toronto, ON | M5G 0A4

Mobile: 416-689-7271

Office of Research

Kristin Zimmermann, Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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