Building on 20 years of partnership with universities across Canada and Statistics Canada to provide secure, direct access to microdata that can be used to identify and address priority questions for researchers and policy-makers, CRDCN is strengthening models and mechanisms for collaboration at the research-policy nexus that contribute to improved processes and increased capacity for microdata access and analysis, harnessing technological innovation with its partners, and supporting the pipeline for research.
CRDCN advocates for the importance of research and demonstrates the value of research-policy collaboration, leveraging the ways in which research and policy colleagues that are members of the CRDCN community are aligned: the use of sound methods; robust data and ethical standards for inquiry and analysis; the aim to better understand complex challenges at the local, regional, national and global levels; and contributing to solutions to these challenges.
CRDCN facilitates research collaboration opportunities between academic researchers and colleagues in government, the non-profit sector or social enterprises to identify and address issues relevant to the research and policy arenas.
Researchers across the CRDCN community are engaged in many collaborations. The following, however, are current collaborative programs facilitated by CRDCN centrally:
CRDCN and Justice Canada issued a call for research proposals that would make use of microdata available via the Research Data Centres (RDC) in our network to produce research reports in priority areas to support Justice Canada’s evidence-based activities. The focus for the call for proposals related to the social determinants of people’s involvement in the criminal justice system, and the goal of this research is to support efforts to address the overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples, Black and other racialized groups in the criminal justice system.
CRDCN and the Global Risk Institute (GRI) issued this call for proposals for research projects that make use of the rich microdata available through the Research Data Centre (RDC) program to produce research reports in the priority areas listed above in order to support GRI’s evidence-based activities. Stay tuned for an announcement of the successful proposals. Thank you to all who submitted research proposals!
CRDCN and Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) issued a call for proposals for research projects that make use of the rich microdata available through the Research Data Centre (RDC) program to produce research reports in priority to support WAGE’s evidence-based policy and program activities. A total of $165,000 was made available for the approved research projects.
CRDCN and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) issued a call for proposals for research projects with the Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) 2017 for early-career researchers interested in the APS dataset. A total of $97,500 was made available for the approved research projects.