Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative
Following the release of the Tri-Agency research data management policy in March 2021, SSHRC has announced the extension of the Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative. This initiative aims to continue helping the Canadian social sciences and humanities research community better understand data management, and incorporate data management considerations into research practices.
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.
This initiative will continue to fund at least ten meritorious Connection Grants proposals per competition 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 until August 1, 2023.
Applications to this initiative will be subject to the same evaluation criteria common to all other Connection Grants. However, applicants must show how their project addresses the initiative’s specific goals.
Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.
How to Apply
Applicants must complete the Connection Grants application form, and follow the accompanying instructions, as outlined in the Connection Grants funding opportunity description and the SSHRC Connection Grant 2022-23 Research Alert.
SSHRC will accept applications for the Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative until August 1, 2023, including the upcoming Connection Grant competitions
- November 1, 2022
- February 1, 2023
- May 1, 2023
- August 1, 2023.
In their application form, initiative applicants must:
- select the “Data Management” option;
- under Keywords, include “Data Management;”
- under Expected outcomes, detail the potential benefits and/or outcomes of the proposed event or outreach activity as they relate to data management; and
- under Description of connection project, demonstrate how the proposed event or outreach activity will support the initiative’s objectives, listed in Evaluation and adjudication below.