Data Champions Grant Helps Support Diabetes Action Canada Programs


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In April, Diabetes Action Canada’s Digital Health Solutions for Learning Health Systems program received a Data Champions Pilot Project Grant from the Digital Research Alliance of Canada. This grant will support the ongoing work of our team as it looks at ways to use health data to improve outcomes for people living with diabetes.

“Over the last six years, Diabetes Action Canada has done extensive work to find ways to effectively harness the power of data to help those with diabetes. From our National Diabetes Repository to our collaborative initiatives with organizations across Canada, we have seen how valuable data is in improving outcomes,” says Tracy McQuire, Diabetes Action Canada’s Executive Director. “This funding from the Digital Research Alliance of Canada will ensure we can continue and expand on this work by supporting the salary of a team member who is dedicated solely to this area.”

The Digital Research Alliance of Canada plays a critical role in advancing the Government of Canada’s National DRI Strategy. It coordinates and funds activities related to and including Advanced Research Computing, Research Data Management, and Research Software. The Data Champions Grant, “aims to build national research capacity and deliver on the Alliance’s mandate to create a broad and integrated Canadian digital research infrastructure (DRI) ecosystem. Specifically, the call will address the needs of the research community related to Research Data Management (RDM), while promoting an equitable and inclusive DRI environment in Canada.”

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