Today, Canada’s three federal research funding agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (the agencies)—have developed a draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy.


The draft policy aims to support Canadian research excellence by fostering sound digital data management and data stewardship practices with suggested requirements related to three primary areas:


  1. Institutional data management strategies
  2. Researcher data management plans
  3. Data deposit


Based on feedback received from institutions, associations, organizations and individuals on the draft policy and its usefulness in advancing data management practices in Canada, the three agencies plan to launch the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy in 2019.


The feedback period is open until August 31, 2018.


Read the draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy and FAQs


Explore The Tri-Agency Open Access Policy: How the UBC Library Can Help guide for UBC researchers







To raise awareness of sexual health, CIHR-funded researchers are available to discuss this important part of our lives and its impact on people’s physical and mental health. What is CIHR? The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada’s health research investment agency. [Its] mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system. 

The CIHR experts discussing the importance of sexual health at the University of British Columbia (UBC) are listed below:

Women are this, men are that – Discussing misconceptions about gender norms
Dr. Joy Johnson, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Sex, risky behaviour, and infection – Contraceptive methods to reduce sexually transmitted diseases
Dr. Robert Brunham, CIHR-funded researcher (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Feeling sexy after prostate or breast removal? – Rebuilding confidence post-cancer
Dr. John Oliffe, CIHR-funded researcher (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Pregnancy rates are higher among gay, lesbian and bisexual teens: A closer look at sexual health for sexual minority youth
Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, CIHR-funded researcher (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Look up the UBC’s CIHR experts via the Faculty & Administrative Directory at: Visit the CIHR website at:

Did You Know?

You can find ‘a peer-reviewed casebook on a range of research-based accounts that illustrate how attending to gender and sex in health research contributes to advancing knowledge, strengthening science and improving knowledge translation’. Read or download this e-publication in cIRcle at:

Above text in partial italics and image are courtesy of the CIHR website

This report brings together population-level data, where it exists, about the health indicators for boys (12 to 18 years) and young men (19 to 25 years) in British Columbia. Some of the data offers comparisons to girls and young women, while other data examines trends in health issues over time, or highlights different groups of young men who experience unequal risks and opportunities for health. Some of these are specific health conditions or illnesses, while others are environmental or risk behaviours that are strongly linked to illness, disability, or even death for boys and young men. They may affect boys’ and young men’s health while they are young, or set patterns that can lead to poor health or early mortality among older men. Together these data provide a picture of the key factors that contribute to the health status of boys and young men in Western Canada, and can serve as a source of information to help guide priority setting for health promotion and policy. Key issues include: Violence victimization, whether in the form of physical and sexual abuse, or bullying, or physical assaults and fighting, is an important contributor to a variety of the health issues identified in this report.  

Note: Funding for the XY factor report was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Vancouver Coastal Health. For more information, visit the UBC School of Nursing website at: Click on ‘View/Open’ to read the rest of the report in cIRcle at:

Did you know?

Two of the 76 students who received honorary degrees at a special ceremony held during UBC’s 2012 spring congregation in recognition of the Japanese Canadian students whose university experience was disrupted in 1942 were from the UBC School of Nursing. (see Nursing alumni news at: View and/or download “A degree of justice” video about the 76 students in cIRcle at:

IGH’s mission is “to foster research excellence regarding the influence of gender and sex on the health of women and men throughout life, and to apply these research findings to identify and address pressing health challenges“.

Last month, IGH held an information session which was recorded and archived in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository. It provides researchers with ‘an overview of the five-year Research Chair program in gender, work and health recently launched by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health in June 2012′.

The recorded information session and the presentation slides are all available in English and French. Have a look and find out more about this funding opportunity. You will learn about relevant research areas, eligibility for available funding and awards as well as key deadlines at:

Did you know?

You can see other CIHR IGH items in cIRcle by visiting this collection at: To find out which top item in this collection has been accessed 598 times worldwide, just click on the following link:

Above text in italics is courtesy of the CIHR IGH website at:

Above image is courtesy of the Health Research in Canada website at:

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