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Next panel: Mapping dynamic research ecosystem

What are ways to watch/monitor emerging technologies a la data? Measure/access what's important?
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.@NSERC_CRSNG's take on the word soup of this challenging evaluation area #CSPC2019
The Naylor report, @cca_reports do point to areas of weakness or emerging topics. Also, internationally. What are they doing?

After that, what to do with that info?

Is there money to throw? Or policy actions (like inc. risk in peer review?)
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On to "The future is research excellence" ft. 🇨🇦 granting agencies.
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Importance of research excellence... Embedded (🤞) into the New Frontiers in Research Fund:
sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financ…
"Is your project interdisciplinary? Is your team include #EDI? Fair Indigenous interactions?" One of the 1st Canadian research funding programs to integrally bake this in
@TammyJClifford: what more can be done to evaluate? ⬇️ Interesting concept #CSPC2019
As signatories to @DORAssessment, alternative, more equitable evaluation metrics important.

@NSERC_CRSNG's Alejandro Adem also mentions Dimensions #CSPC2019 nserc-crsng.gc.ca/NSERC-CRSNG/ED…
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Next panel: "Evidence in practice: how decision-markets obtain and use information?" Organized by @kimberlygirling from @E4Dca
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Tonnes of different sources which MPs get information. They described challenges in using science and evidence, such as time, resources, bias and expertise
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Karen Akerlof from George Mason University discusses her research on use of science in US Congress.

Time, bias, and scientific complexity most often cited as a challenge.
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Next panel: "Convergence science and tackling grand challenges":

Shahab Shahbazari (@MaRSDD)
Julie Angus (@OceanRobotics)
Roman Szumski (@NRC_CNRC)
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This session: challenge prizes. In 2017, the Canadian gov't made a commitment to address ST&I challenges affecting Canadians
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Challenge prizes, so hot right now... Why? To support or accelerate change.

@NRC_CNRC, mainly functions on strategic plans, but they provide scientifically valid background info to make decisions.
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Next panel: Research without borders: funding agency case studies on international collaboration.

Claire Hemingway: @NSF funds fundamental science and STEM education. NSF doesn't have static international offices
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Next panelist is Chloé Somers of @UKRI_NorthAmer. There are 9 different UK funding agencies but only a single external access point org, UKRI
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.@jclemay4 is the next panelist working at @Quebec_UK to develop a deep network to connect Quebec researchers, centres to foster int'l research activity #CSPC2019
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Next panel: Advancing Canada's ST&I economy internationally.

The main spheres for this: 1) Gov't-to-gov't relationships; 2) bringing technology/investment to Canada; 3) Canadian IP to markets.
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.@MitacsCanada wants to lower the barrier to collaborate between 🇨🇦universities and companies. They have relationships with 22 countries to bring and send HQPs to drive innovation.
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.@ISED_CA's Innovation Skills Plan (2017) established targets. Four themes:
▪️people skills,
▪️research mobilization,
▪️program simplification/streamlining, ▪️investment and scaling up #CSPC2019
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My #CSPC2019 live tweeting #THREAD starts here!

I'll reply to this tweet w/ each panel I attend, creating a thread under each w/ live notes

My schedule: 🔗cspc2019.sched.com/shawnmcguirk

And, ICYMI, see the new CSPC magazine for my op-ed about @DSP_SPE & #CapacityBuilding in #scipol!
I wasn't intending on tweeting the symposium, but 2 really good points on skills:

🔹 For communications, the ability to be brief (tweet length summaries!) is key

🔹 Universities should promote organic mentorship by leveraging alumni office, get alums to meet students over ☕!
🔹 Skills development has strong socio-economic dimension. Accessibility to good schooling even as early as Kindergarten can have large impacts later in life. The foundation of transferable (read: critical) skills stays with you as you later develop expertise.

#CSPC2019 #skills
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