Organization: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Federal research funders endorse plan to improve research assessment

Five major Canadian research funders have signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), a set of recommendations for improving the way the output of scientific research is evaluated. The signing comes at a time when the values of academia and society are increasingly at odds with academia’s traditional system of incentives and rewards.

Canada takes note as Europe moves swiftly on open-access publishing

An international consortium of research funders is moving rapidly to transform academic publishing. Known as Coalition S, the group has approved a plan that requires full and immediate open access to research funded by national and European research councils and funding bodies, beginning January 1, 2020. Canada is not part of the consortium, but it could feel the impact.

Canadian college-industry research partnerships receive $45 million federal investment

Kirsty Duncan, the Minister of Science and Sport, has announced $45 million in investment for college-industry research partnerships through the College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program and the College and Community Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF). This investment reflects Budget 2018’s inclusion of $140 in additional funding for CCI over five years and $30 million a…