Data Champions Pilot Project Call

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The Digital Research Alliance of Canada (the Alliance) is launching a funding opportunity for the development of a Data Champions Pilot Project to promote a shift in data culture within the Canadian Digital Research infrastructure (DRI) ecosystem. As part of this Pilot Project, the Alliance will be gathering information to evaluate potential development of a scalable and sustainable Data Champions Program.
The objective of this Pilot Project is to advance awareness, understanding, development, and adoption of research data management (RDM) tools, best practices, and resources in Canada. Broadly speaking, this Pilot will further the Alliance’s research data management mandate by promoting sound RDM practices and contributing to a broader culture change in the conduct of digital research, and ultimately fostering excellence in Canadian research. As a tangential benefit, the inaugural Data Champions cohort will provide valuable feedback on how the Alliance can sustain, improve, and grow the Data Champions model, and associated Community of Practice initiated by this Pilot, into a potential Data Champions Program. Any resources and/or funding needed to scale this Pilot into a fully-fledged Data Champions Program will hence be informed by the Pilot experience and articulated in future funding requests and corporate plans.
External Deadline: 
Thursday, February 3, 2022
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