Open Research Data Initiative
This request for proposals is open to researchers who have been or are currently funded by IDRC. Applicants must have access to, and the right to share, the research data associated with their IDRC-funded projects.
As part of its efforts to make research data publicly available, IDRC invites researchers to participate in the process of planning, describing, and openly publishing their IDRC-funded research data. This funding opportunity will build the data management expertise of applicants while making previously closed data open.
A cohort of up to 24 researchers will be guided through three project phases with the help of experts in the field of open data and scientific publishing. Each researcher will produce a data management plan and an article for potential publication in a data journal in addition to depositing citable research data in an open repository.
Successful applicants will also participate in one of three workshops in Montevideo, Uruguay; Nairobi, Kenya; or New Delhi, India. These workshops will serve as interactive sessions where applicants distill their insights on data management and discuss the mechanics of data sharing within different regional contexts.