The 2014 Science, Technology, Innovation Strategy for Canada has been released.
It includes Open Science and research infrastructure.
An implementation plan will be developed to promote open science, including both open access and open data initiatives, within the activities of science-based departments and agencies, as well as those of granting councils and the International Development Research Centre.
Specifically, our Government will:
- Implement a Tri-Agency Open Access Policy requiring that the results of federally-funded research be made available within 12 months;
- Make available online consolidated lists of recently published research authored by federal scientists and develop and implement policies to promote open access of federal science ...
- Implement open data initiatives in the granting councils and in science-based departments and agencies to promote broad-based access to federally-funded data and research results in a timely manner
- Working with partners to develop a digital research infrastructure strategy to create a world-leading research and innovation ecosystem in Canada. This will also serve to advance Digital Canada 150 by positioning Canada as a global leader in "big data." We will include new policies on research data management and storage, and a coordinated long-term approach to the funding and provision of high speed networking, high performance computing and software tools, to be developed by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, CANARIE and Compute Canada. Digital Canada 150 included a commitment of $50 million for the Canada Foundation for Innovation to invest in high performance computing and storage in support of these efforts.
- Working with partners to review our approach to investing in major science initiatives in order to strengthen long-term planning and coordination among institutions and funders.
There are now multiple pillars in support of Canadian open science and research infrastructure:
G8 Science Ministers Statement
Science Library Pad - 2013 G8 Science Ministers Statement
G8 Open Data Charter
The Science and Research high-value datasets from the G8 Open Data Charter and Technical Annex (along with other high-value scientific datasets) are one example of the Charter requirements related to science. Chart below from Annex B: G8 High-value Datasets in Canada's G8 Open Data Charter Plan
|High-value category||Example||License||Format||Status and/or planned activities|
|Science and Research||Research data supporting research results published in peer-reviewed journal articles.||OGL||Open||December 2015|
|Information on scientific research projects with public participation component.||OGL||Other||December 2015|
|Personnel engaged in research and development, by performing sector, occupational category and type of science||OGL||Open||Currently available (for the years 2000-2010): datasets will be updated as new information becomes available|
(OGL is the Canadian Open Government License)
Digital Canada 150
Science Library Pad - Open Science in Digital Canada 150
Open Science commitment in 2nd Open Government Action Plan
Science Library Pad - Open Science in Canada's 2nd Open Gov Plan
CFI Cyberinfrastructure Initiative (draft Call for Proposals)
TC3+ (Canadian research funders) - Toward a Policy Framework for Advancing Digital Scholarship in Canada (PDF) - from (completed) consultation
Many elements in the CRKN Integrated Digital Scholarship Environment (IDSE) investigation - crkn.ca/idse
- March 2014 - IDSE Preliminary Report
- July 2014 - Information Gathering Report (PDF)
- September 2014 - IDSE Board Response: Roadmap towards the Vision of the IDSE (PDF)
You can find links to reports from other organisations under IDSE Resources.