Archive | April 2019

Update: Research Data Management Week

This year’s RDM Week will offer both a wide range of applied learning and information sessions, as well as discussions regarding the changing landscape, including the 2018 draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy, which demonstrates both the importance of RDM and some of the challenges faced by researchers and institutions regarding the management of research data.

Opening Keynote Panel Discussion: “Embracing Data Horizons: Research Data Management at the University of Alberta”

Date: May 6, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM

Join us for an interactive panel session where senior administrators, researchers and RDM professionals from across campus discuss the evolving Research Data Management landscape and offer perspectives on Research Data Management at the University of Alberta.

Evan Davies – Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering
Lorraine Deydey – Director, Research Services Office
James Doiron – Research Data Management Services Coordinator, Libraries
Kim Kordov – Associate Director, Research Ethics Office
Lawrence Richer – Director, Northern Alberta Clinical Trials and Research Centre & Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Matthias Ruth – Vice-President, Research

  Other exciting sessions being offered throughout the week include:

  • RDM ‘Therapy’

  • Research Data Management 101

  • Data Management Planning 101

  • Dataverse 101

  • Spotlight on Indigenous Research

  • Compute Canada 101

  • Speed “Data-ing”!

  • Open Government Data De-mystified

View the full 2019 Research Data Management Week schedule and register now for sessions!

Workshop: How to prepare a Discovery Grant application

Guest speakers Flora Marguerite (Program Officer on the Engineering Team) and Jamie Cousineau (Program Officer  Research Grants – Electrical and Computer Engineering) will lead a discussion of what is new at NSERC and what is needed to prepare a successful Discovery Grant application.

Date: Tuesday, May 7th
Time: 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Click here for Registration (attend in person or online via Adobe Connect)

Funding: Launch of NSERC Alliance Grants

The NSERC Alliance grants: Canada’s Research Partnerships Program has officially launched.

Alliance grants encourage greater collaboration in Canada’s R&D system by providing support for projects that include both generators and users of research results and knowledge. Alliance is designed to be more responsive and flexible for our research community and to accommodate a broader range of partners. It also includes incentives for collaborations with small and medium-sized enterprises and multi-sectoral partnerships, and offers an accelerated means for projects to scale and grow.

Alliance will be launched in a phased approach. On May 21st, Option 1 will be open for applications requesting $150,000 or more annually from NSERC. Option 1 for applications requesting less than $150,000 annually from NSERC, as well as Option 2, will be phased in gradually

Click here for full details and application.

Update: Deadline for submission of Abstracts extended

A reminder that the third annual Alberta Transplant Institute (ATI) Research Day will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019. Abstracts (maximum length 250 words) on donation- and transplantation-related research will be accepted online until the extended deadline of midnight, Sunday, April 8th, 2019.

Deadline: Midnight, Sunday April 18, 2019
Click here for the submission link.