Funder Requirements

Tri-Agency funding (SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC)

Research funding bodies may require certain actions for research data. Currently, two of the three federal funding agencies have data preservation policies: 

SSHRC has a Research Data Archiving Policy specifying that data be made available within 2 years: 
"All research data collected with the use of SSHRC funds must be preserved and made available for use by others within a reasonable period of time. SSHRC considers "a reasonable period" to be within two years of the completion of the research project for which the data was collected". 
 

CIHR has an Open Access Policy that indicates,

  1. Data must be kept for 5 years:
    "CIHR now requires grant recipients to retain original data sets arising from CIHR-funded research for a minimum of five years after the end of the grant. This applies to all data, whether published or not."CIHR-funded now requires grant recipients to retain original data sets arising from CIHR"
  2. Bioinformatics, atomic, and molecular coordinate data must be deposited into a public repository:
    "CIHR will now require grant recipients to deposit bioinformatics, atomic, and molecular coordinate data into the appropriate public database, as already required by most journals, immediately upon publication of research results (e.g., deposition of nucleic acid sequences into GenBank)."

    The public database/archive requirements are as follows: 

 

NSERC does not have a policy related to research data management.

Tri-Agency policy development

June 2016Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management (SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC)

October 2013: Capitalizing on Big Data: Towards a Policy Framework for Advancing Digital Scholarship in Canada (SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC, CFI)

Other funders

Heart and Stroke Foundation Open Access to Research Outputs Policy