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Digital Research Alliance of Canada

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on June 10, 2024 in Announcements

The Alliance awards $240,000 to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Université de Montréal and Unity Health Toronto for Controlled Access Management for Research Data

The Alliance has awarded $240,000 to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Université de Montréal and Unity Health Toronto for the Controlled Access Management for Research Data (CAM) initiative. This initiative forms part of the Alliance’s DRI Investments for 2023–25, and will benefit those who work with sensitive data by strengthening Canadian research security, supporting research discovery and preventing unnecessary data loss. The Alliance looks forward to working with CAMH, Université de Montréal, Unity Health Toronto and all CAM Partner Organizations to advance research data management and security.

*New deadline* Researcher Council now accepting applications and nominations

The Alliance is accepting applications and nominations for our Researcher Council. This is a unique opportunity for researchers from across Canada to make a valuable impact on the DRI ecosystem in Canada. The Researcher Council is a key part of the Alliance, providing input and guidance on the $228.3 million investment from ISED for DRI initiatives that will directly benefit Canada’s researchers.

Application period: May 1, 2024, to June 12, 2024 *New deadline*
Term: Up to three years, beginning October 1, 2024

All qualified researchers are encouraged to apply. For more information, including application instructions, please see the Researcher Council call for applications.

Volunteer for the Alliance’s Merit Review Committee

The Alliance will soon be recruiting volunteer experts for its Merit Review Committee to support upcoming funding opportunities. The success of funding calls depends on the participation of experts from the digital research infrastructure (DRI) ecosystem to review funding applications. If you have an interest in getting involved, please fill out the Merit Review Committee Form.

Connect with the Canadian Research Software community

Good news for the Canadian research software Community – the Alliance has created two dedicated communication channels to connect and exchange ideas:

Please feel free to join one or both communication channels and share this with others in the Canadian RS community!

Call for participation: Lunaris User Community Group

Lunaris is seeking new members for a User Community Group. Anyone who uses or has an interest in Lunaris to discover or facilitate the reuse of research data in Canada is encouraged to participate. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss data sharing and reuse with other professionals, provide feedback on the state of the service, participate in user experience studies and influence the development of Lunaris. If you are interested in participating, please join the Google Group. This is an open-ended call, and the group will continue to accept new members.

Visit the Events calendar for upcoming June sessions.