What is the purpose of this funding call?
The Controlled Access Management for Research Data Initiative is a pilot project to 1) collaboratively innovate workflows, processes, training, and resources for depositing restricted access research data within data repositories and for granting access to other researchers; and 2) test technology for managing controlled access to research data within data repositories.
Did this initiative have another name / history?
This Initiative builds upon the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) Sensitive Data Repository Project, which is a FRDR-led project about developing encryption software to enable FRDR to ingest and steward sensitive research data. The FRDR Sensitive Data Repository Project began as a collaboration between Simon Fraser University, FRDR, and the Portage Network under the Canadian Association of Research Libraries. The Alliance-led Controlled Access Management for Research Data Initiative builds on the FRDR-led project, creates a structure for pilot testing the new technology, and facilitates broader collaborations.
What are the activities envisioned for applicants?
Successful Applicants will be expected to participate in activities specific to the Partner Organization Participation and the Funding Opportunity. These are described in detail under the heading of OBLIGATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS. In brief, successful Applicants will be expected to attend and contribute to regular meetings in collaboration with other successful Applicants and participate as part of regular reporting out. The successful Applicant(s) of the Funding Opportunity will also be expected to cost-match and host position(s) to support this Initiative.
What is the expected duration of the proposed Initiative?
The Initiative is expected to continue until 31 March 2025.
What is the role of the Alliance during the Initiative?
The Alliance provides support and direction to the Initiative Activities (see also the Terms of Reference for additional details). The Alliance provides support and on-boarding direction to the host institutions and position(s) hired as part of the Initiative.
Will this Initiative create a national approach to managing controlled access to research data?
This pan-Canadian Initiative is designed to support participation across all Canadian jurisdictions, and to enable institutions and organizations to harmonize with each other where they find it possible, and where they find it beneficial, while respecting the need for distinct approaches and practices within different research disciplines, research institutions, jurisdictions and more. There are many different types of data requiring controlled access and many ways to support managing controlled access. The CAM Initiative intends to enable exploration and implementation of various technologies, workflows and resources to address a variety of challenges and gaps related to controlled access data. This Initiative is a national collaboration to support solutions which reflect the complex and varied challenges related to managing controlled access to research data.
What is the time commitment for Partner Organization representatives?
Partner Organizations will commit to, at a minimum, monthly meetings during the first year of the project with the possibility of further meetings, as needed. For the second year of the project, the Pilot Roadmap will outline time commitments and reflect what is proposed and agreed to by the Partner Organizations. Partner Organizations will be free to design a role for themselves in the second year which reflects their interests and their capacities. Should a Partner Organization anticipate challenges related to meeting attendance we will work with the Partner Organization to identify possible accommodations to enable their continued participation.
What types of organizations are eligible to apply?
There are different sets of eligibility criteria for those institutions/organizations that are eligible to apply to the Partner Organization Participation Call and those that are eligible to apply to the Funding Opportunity Call. This information is detailed under the ELIGIBILITY OF APPLICANTS heading.
Can a project involve a Crown corporation, Federal Government, or Provincial and Municipal agency/institution?
Yes, these types of organizations are eligible to apply and participate to be a Partner Organization, however, they are not eligible to apply to the Funding Opportunity.
Are Team/Joint Applications permitted?
No – all applications to the Partner Organization Participation and the Funding Opportunity must be from a sole Applicant Organization.
Will the evaluation criteria be made public?
Yes. All applications submitted for funding will be evaluated as described in the Application Process Section of the call including evaluation criteria.
Will applications with larger organizations be scored higher?
No. Applications will be evaluated on their merit as described in the call (Section Application Process).
What expenses are eligible?
The available funding is to support up to 60% of the salaries and benefits of two positions. Applying institutions must provide the remaining 40% and provide commitment to matching contributions. All other expenses are ineligible.
What expenses are not eligible?
All expenses other than the salaries and benefits of two positions are ineligible.
How do I apply?
Applicants must submit a complete Application for Partner Organization Participation and the Funding Opportunity by the advertised deadline date.
What is expected of me if I’m successful?
There are different sets of obligations for those that are successful Applicants to the Partner Organization Participation Call and those that are successful Funding Opportunity Applicants. This information is detailed under the OBLIGATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS heading.