To continue helping 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 will continue to fund at least 10 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.
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.
SSHRC, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research released a draft tri-agency research data management policy for community consultation in June 2018. The policy builds on the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management (spring 2016). The statement outlines the granting agencies’ expectations about research data management, and the roles and responsibilities of researchers, research communities, institutions and the granting agencies.