Guest Blog: Maximizing Health Research Data Benefits in Public Health Emergencies: A Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Perspective

Written in collaboration by CIHR’s Science Strategies and Initiatives Branch, the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity, and the CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health Sharing information quickly and effectively during a public health emergency (PHE)[1] can save lives. Yet the need for timely data access must be balanced with a range of ethical, […]

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Unique Identifiers: Current Landscape and Future Trends

Posted by: Mark Leggott, Executive Director, Research Data Canada Since its inception, Research Data Canada (RDC) has worked with the community to develop outputs highlighting best practices in research data management. Concurrent with its latest output, RDC is launching the Best Practices Series with Unique Identifiers: Current Landscape and Future Trends. The research enterprise generates […]

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Mobilizing Evidence to Impact Policy: PolicyWise for Children & Families

Posted by: Chantel Ridsdale, Research Data Canada Intern PolicyWise for Children & Families (PolicyWise) is an Alberta-based non-profit established in 2003, dedicated to conducting, funding, and mobilizing research for evidence-informed policy and practice for the well-being of children and youth. PolicyWise works in partnership with the Government of Alberta, the community, and Alberta Universities. In […]

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Open Science, Open Data: Lessons from the Montreal Neurological Institute

Posted by: Chantel Ridsdale, RDC Intern The Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) A.K.A. “The Neuro”, located on the McGill University campus, is an independently-funded research and clinical facility with a focus on nervous system disorders. As home to approximately 1,200 staff (600 clinicians and 600 researchers), it provides greater opportunity for collaboration than other institutions, “at […]

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Highlights from the US Data Citation Workshop: Developing Policy and Practices

Posted by: Chantel Ridsdale, RDC Intern The US Data Citation Workshop, Developing Policy and Practices, took place on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, presented by The U.S National Committee (USNC), the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) and CODATA/ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation. The conference was geared towards data professionals with interests in […]

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Research Data Canada Appoints New Chair

[Ottawa, Ontario | August 4, 2016] Champions the ongoing development of Canada’s research data management ecosystem Research Data Canada (RDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David Castle as Steering Committee Chair for a 2-year term, effective June 1, 2016. Dr. Castle is the second Chair of RDC’s Steering Committee, replacing Pam Bjornson […]

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What is Research Data Canada?

What is RDC? What are its origins? And where it is going? My name is Mark Leggott, as the inaugural Executive Director of Research Data Canada one of the activities I am committed to is connecting with our stakeholder community in Canadian research organizations through various forums. One key effort in our communications strategy is […]

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