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Partners announced to collaborate in the Controlled Access Management for Research Data initiative

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The Digital Research Alliance of Canada (the Alliance) is pleased to announce the 29 Partner Organizations participating in the Controlled Access Management for Research Data (CAM) initiative. This work forms part of the Alliance’s DRI Investments for 2023-25, and will benefit those who work with sensitive data. By working together on this important national initiative, Partner Organizations and the Alliance have a unique opportunity to address longstanding challenges faced by the research community.

CAM aims to enable researchers, institutions and repositories to manage controlled access to data through new software, tools and workflows. With these resources in place, Canadian research security will be strengthened, greater discovery will be supported and unnecessary data loss will be prevented. 

The Alliance is proud to partner with the following organizations:

  • Athabasca University
  • Borealis (University of Toronto Libraries)
  • Canadian Research Knowledge Network
  • Carleton University
  • Centre de recherche de l'institut universitaire de santé mentale de Montréal
  • Centre de recherche du CHU Sainte-Justine
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Consortium Érudit
  • Federated Research Data Repository (Digital Research Alliance of Canada)
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • NorQuest College
  • PolicyWise for Children & Families
  • Queen's University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
  • Unity Health Toronto
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université de Sherbrooke
  • Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
  • Université Laval
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Toronto
  • Vector Institute

Partner Organizations will co-develop and implement a Pilot Roadmap that will outline how CAM technologies will be piloted, and how workflows and training resources will be developed and tested. This initiative will also be supported by Funded Host Institutions, which will be announced at a later date.

Investments in CAM will:

  • Improve research data management
  • Enhance research security
  • Streamline research workflows
  • Support compliance with data security and sharing requirements
  • Enable appropriate data reuse to help inform new research, promote collaboration and advance open science

The Alliance looks forward to supporting Partner Organizations and advancing this important work.

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