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University Delegates (UD) Meeting

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on November 21, 2022 in Announcements

Meeting minutes prepared by Eileen Denovan-Wright, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Medicine

1. Data Management Plans

Jeremy Geelen Senior Advisor (Open Science), KM Stratetgies Team, Science Policy Branch presented an update on the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy and Implementation Plan.

This policy work was started in 2013 leading to the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management in 2016.  Between 2017-2019, there was consulation on the Draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy.  The Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy was launched in 2021.

Tri-agency RDM Policy - Requirements

Institutional Strategies: Each post-secondary institution and research hospital eligible to administer CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC funds is required to create an institutional RDM strategy and notify the agencies when it has been completed.

Data Management Plans: For certain funding opportunities, the agencies will require DMPs to be submitted to the appropriate agency at time of application, as outlined in the call for proposals; in these cases, the DMPs will be considered in the adjudication process.

Data Deposit: Grant recipients are required to deposit into a digital repository all digital research data, metadata and code that directly support the research conclusions in journal publications and pre-prints that arise from agency-supported research.

The policy also considers Data Management Plans for Indigenous Research.

By March 1, 2023, each postsecondary institution and research hospital must post their Research Data Management Strategies. Click here to see Dalhousie’s Research Data Management Strategy and DMP Assistant.

In Fall 2022/Winter 2023, several programs were selected as DMP Pilots.

CIHR is evaluating the process and will focus on learning to manage the processes, challenges for applicants and committees, usefulness of the existing supports and what supports are needed.  CIHR is committed to working with the community.

DMP implementation will expand to select strategic funding opportunities in Fall 2023.

DMP implementation will expand to Project Grant competitions in Fall 2024.

2. Reviewer in Training Update

There was a presentation on the CIHR College of Reviewers suite of programs to support peer review. In Spring 2022, there were 2 Reviewers in Training per Project Grants Committee. 358 people applied to the program (33% success rate). CIHR is has made changes to the program to increase ECR participation especially among ECRs who hold funding. The program is considered to be highly effective by ECRs and Committee executive members.

3. Spring 2023 Project Grant Competition

Important Dates:

Registration Deadline:  February 8, 2023
Application Deadline:  March 8, 2023
Release of Notice of Recommendation:  July 6, 2023
Anticipated Notice of Decision:  July 20. 2023
Funding Start Date:  October 1, 2023

Reminder: ResearchNet keeps a list of current funding opportunities.