The Alliance Researcher Council is a key initiative to help advance the work and growth of the Digital Research Alliance of Canada. It is a critical component of the Alliance’s Governance Structure and By-Laws.
Multi-disciplinary candidates, with extensive experience and expertise in DRI domains including advanced research computing, research software and data management, were selected after a national recruitment process, including extensive community consultations and calls for nominations by the Alliance Primary Members and independent applications. Principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) were considered throughout the nomination and selection process. The Researcher Council is a work in progress, with an ongoing focus to ensure that its membership and the work of the Alliance truly reflect the diversity of Canada’s research enterprise.
Approved by the Board and announced at the Alliance’s AGM (then-NDRIO) held on September 24, 2020, the 22 members of the inaugural Researcher Council are below. Researcher Council members will serve terms of up to three years with a maximum of two terms, subject to renewal after one year.