Economic, social and health data that matter

March 2022 Newsletter

A new look on the horizon

We are pleased to bring you another issue of the Networker, CRDCN’s quarterly newsletter, highlighting all the latest news, events and information pertaining to the Network and its partners. 

This is the last edition of the Networker in its current format. As you may have noticed, we rebranded our web presence last year and launched a new website:

Future editions of the Networker will be aligned with our new brand. You will still receive all the content and information that you always have, and a little something extra, in a refreshed format. 

Please enjoy this last edition of the Networker 1.0 and keep an eye out in June 2022 for the Networker 2.0! 

Final call for proposals for funding of economic data research

In partnership with the Global Risk Institute (GRI), we are calling for proposals for research projects that use Statistics Canada microdata available through our Research Data Centres (RDCs). 

The deadline is fast approaching, with proposals due March 31, 2022! 

Graduate students may apply as part of the project team with a tenured or tenure-track faculty member as principal investigator. 

A total of $85,000 is available for research projects on the following topics: 
  • The evolution of labour market impacts on household finance 
  • The quantification and impacts of the Gig economy and 4th industrial revolution 
  • Retirement savings shortfalls 
  • Labour market activities of older workers 

Apply for the CRDCN Emerging Scholars Grant

As part of our continued support for the next generation of researchers, the CRDCN is offering $1,200 grants throughout 2022 to Ph.D. students doing thesis-related microdata research at one of our Research Data Centres. 

All applications for the first CRDCN Emerging Scholars Grants of 2022 must be submitted by March 31. The grants will be awarded by May 15, 2022. 

Future deadlines for grant applications are: 
  • July 31 (with grants awarded by September 15, 2022) 
  • November 30 (with grants awarded by January 15, 2023) 
To learn more about eligibility criteria and to apply, visit our website. You can also contact Grant Gibson, CRDCN’s Assistant Director of Research & Evaluation, for more information. 

CIHR Healthy Cities Research Initiative 

For the fourth time, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has launched its Healthy Cities Research Initiative (HCRI). 

The deadline to apply for this funding opportunity is April 12, 2022, and funding will support projects that apply to the following areas of research: 
  • Healthy Cities Intervention Research General Pool 
    The general pool will fund projects that use existing cohort data, administrative datasets, surveys, registries, and data platforms and that are relevant to the HCRI’s goal and objectives.
  • Healthy Cities Intervention Research Urban Indigenous Health Pool 
    The Urban Indigenous Pool will fund projects that in addition to aligning with the requirements of the general pool also focus on urban Indigenous health research. 
A total of $600,000 in funding is available, of which $400,000 will fund four applications to the general pool and $200,000 will fund two applications to the Urban Indigenous Health pool. 

Full details can be found here

Knowledge Mobilization Plan 2021-24 

Recently we released our Knowledge Mobilization Plan for 2021 to 2024. This plan outlines in greater detail how we are committed to a systematic approach to leveraging our Network’s expertise and Statistics Canada microdata for three purposes:  
  1. To contribute to the advancement of research 
  2. To support evidence-based policy, programs and practice 
  3. To provide benefits to Canadians 
CRDCN’s knowledge mobilization plan presents a framework for monitoring, measuring and evaluating key outputs, outcomes and impacts that are appropriate to the role of CRDCN in the research data ecosystem. Visit here on our website to read the full plan and learn more about our commitment to knowledge mobilization. 

CRDCN research-policy snapshots

CRDCN research-policy snapshots are one-page summaries of policy reports and published research to showcase and extend the reach of the work of the Statistics Canada microdata research community. Permanent identifiers are added to the snapshots to help policy colleagues find and cite the work undertaken by researchers. 

Snapshots will be produced in the same language as the original report or article. French language snapshots for policy reports and articles published in French language journals will be produced in collaboration with the Quebec inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS)

Please contact Peri Abdullah if you are interested in having your published research and/or policy reports featured in a CRDCN research-policy snapshot. You can also submit a snapshot through the CRDCN website here
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