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Tri-Agency Session

2013 CAURA Regional Meetings

WafaBitar (SSHRC)

Elizabeth Boston (NSERC)

Alexandra Reid (NSERC)

Working Together

to Canada’s Advantage


  • Part 1 – Over to you…

  • Research Portal

  • Open Access Draft Policy

  • Capitalizing on Big Data


Research Portal

  • Thank you for your invaluable support and collaboration to date

  • Your feedback on the CCV / Research Portal

  • (including Research Administrator interface)

    • Top 3 things that went well

    • Top 3 challenges


Research Portal (cont’d)

  • Your feedback on the quality of support provided by the agencies:

  • Webinars targeted at research administrators

  • Agency staff / Support Central helpdesk

  • Ideas or tools that would be useful to your work (e.g., ability to export lists of applications to an Excel format)


Research Portal (cont’d)

  • Next steps

  • We will keep you informed of future phases of implementation for the Research Portal / CCV

  • We continue to welcome your feedback and ideas

  • [email protected]

  • [email protected]


Open Access Draft Policy

  • We are seeking your feedback and questions on:

  • Researchers’ questions and concerns about complying with an open access mandate

  • Options for achieving open access to publications (deposit into repositories, and publishing in open access journals)


Open Access Draft Policy (cont’d)

  • Availability of repositories, tools and support services through your institution’s library

  • Recommendations for agency support and measures to facilitate the transition towards open access

  • Send us your feedback beforeDecember 13, 2013 [email protected]


Capitalizing on Big Data

  • We are especially interested in the following:

  • Are you in favour of making data management plans mandatory for all applications submitted to the Tri-Agency/CFI?

  • What obstacles/challenges will the agencies and other stakeholders face in this undertaking?

  • What issues/concerns may be associated with making openly available the data produced through research financed by the funding agencies (including to the public and the private sector)?


Capitalizing on Big Data

  • Please encourage members of your institution to provide feedback between now and December 16, 2013. Email responses should be sent to:

  • [email protected]


  • Part 2 – For Information

  • Tri-Agency Initiatives


For Information

  • Financial Monitoring – New Review Process

  • Indirect Costs Program – 10th year evaluation

  • Canada Excellence Research Chairs – first phase 2 nominations announced

  • Canada Research Chairs Equity Recognition 2013

  • Gender Summit 2013


For Information (cont’d)

  • Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s – launched in Fall 2013

  • Reminder from the Panel on Research Ethics – comments on proposed revisions to TCPS 2

  • Reminder from NCE – Change in the Reporting Deadline for NCE and NCE-KM Networks


  • Part 3 – Agency Updates


NSERC Update

  • New President and Vice-President (Research Grants & Scholarships)

  • Engage Plus – new grants

  • RTI Quotas

  • Statistics – 2013 Strategic Project Grants


Statistics on the 2014 Discovery Grants Competition


Helping Showcase our World of Discoveries

  • NSERC islooking for interestingdiscovery stories to promote the importance of the researchenterprise in Canada.

  • Sharewith us at

  • [email protected]


SSHRC Update

  • Two Executive Positions Opening at SSHRC

  • Imagining Canada’s Future: Six Future Challenges Announced

  • Aboriginal Research

  • Knowledge Mobilization

  • Guidelines for Support of Tools for Research and Related Activities


SSHRC Update (cont’d)

  • Achievement Reporting

  • Knowledge Synthesis Grants on Skills

  • Partnership Funding Opportunities

  • Partnered Research Training Initiatives

  • Joint Initiatives

  • SSHRC Impact Awards

  • Storytellers


CIHR Update

  • Reforms of the Open Suite of Programs and Peer Review Process

  • Questions : [email protected]

  • Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR)

  • Questions : [email protected]


  • Part 4

  • Questions / Feedback

  • Consult the Agencies’ Web Sites

  • for more information


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