Data Coordination and Collaboration Hub

By mmuise

The Data Coordination and Collaboration Hub provides a funding opportunity supporting a single pan-Canadian team that will develop and implement a data plan for Genome Canada's Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative.

Comments on Funding:

1. Funding is a contribution of up to $4 million. This includes up to $1.5 million for the first phase and up to $2.5 million for the second and third phases;
2. Co-funding that is at least equal to the Genome Canada contribution is required;
3. There is a 100% co-funding commitment required for the first phase at the time of the release of funds.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.

Applicants (Teams) must:

  • be pan-Canadian with representation from at least three provinces.
  • include relevant expertise in:
    a) Data governance (i.e., data-sharing, access, security and privacy policy);
    b) Data management (i.e., standards, metadata, data portals and cloud computing);
    c) Data analytics (i.e., bioinformatics, statistics, and AI);
    d) Agriculture science (e.g., crops and livestock);
    e) Climate science (e.g., carbon accounting, climate modelling, geographic information systems).
    3) have projects which include public or private sector partner(s) to:
    a) Support computational infrastructure and longer-term sustainability;
    b) Facilitate the downstream use and/or impact of the data resources.
    Project leaders from the ICT teams cannot be Project Leaders of the Hubs. However, members of the ICT teams can be involved in the Hub team as co-applicants.
Application Steps:

1. Only one team will be funded. Applicants are required to apply for funding through a regional Genome Centre.

2. Applicants will use a brief registration form to indicate their interest in applying to the competition.

3. Applicants who are deemed eligible will be invited to submit a full proposal.

4. Full applications must address the required elements for the competition—that is, portfolio leadership and coordination, a knowledge mobilization and implementation plan and activities, and management and finance details.

5. A committee with expertise in assessing all of the review criteria of the competition will review the full proposal.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit the completed registration form, including:
1. the applicant’s information; 2. details about the composition of the provisional team; and 3. a list of partners.

Other Things to Note:

1. Launch of funding opportunity (August 23, 2022).
2. Registrations due at a Genome Centre (December 2022*).
3. Full application due at a Genome Centre (March 2023*).

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