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Data Champions Pilot Project: Call for funding applications and merit reviewers

Announcing two new calls for applications – the Data Champions Pilot Project, and the Merit Review Committee. Full details below: 

Data Champions Pilot Project Call 

The Alliance is pleased to announce its Data Champions Pilot Project Call, which aims to promote a shift in data culture within the Canadian DRI ecosystem by promoting sound research data management (RDM) practices. The role of the Data Champion is to develop activities at the local, regional and/​or national level that advance awareness, understanding, development, and adoption of RDM tools, best practices, and resources in Canada. 

The full description of the call is available here.

The funding will provide up to $50,000 CAD per applicant to a diverse cohort of researchers who will take on the role of ​‘Data Champions’. An Expert Merit Review Committee will review applications. 

The call is open and the deadline to submit applications is Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 5 pm EST. 

Information sessions will be held in both official languages on January 13, 2022, at 11 am EST (English) and 12 pm EST (French) and will be recorded for those unable to attend. 

If you have any questions about the Alliance’s Data Champions Pilot Project call, please contact funding-subventions@​

Call for Merit Reviewers 

The Alliance is recruiting volunteer experts to its Merit Review Committee for the Data Champions Pilot Project as well as for other 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. 

The Alliance is seeking experts to participate as soon as February 2022 (exact dates to be confirmed soon; participation includes providing feedback on applications and adjudication meeting(s)).

We encourage applications from subject matter experts in all fields, disciplines, and areas of interest, who speak French and/​or English, from across Canada and internationally, who can contribute their expertise in RDM to the Data Champion Merit Review Committee. 

Sign up for the Merit Review Committee here.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact funding-​subventions@​alliancecan.​ca.