ReSDA builds on several existing networks and partnerships. Foundational to ReSDA are the networking and partnership model established by the Social Economy Research Network for Northern Canada (SERNNoCa). A main coordination office will be located at the Yukon Research Centre at Yukon College with regional offices established at the Aurora Research Institute in the Northwest Territories, the Nunavut Research Institute, the Nunavik Research Centre at Makivik and the Labrador Institute.
In addition to these coordination offices regional social sciences laboratories will be established at the same location with funds provided by CFI. These will ensure that researchers have dedicated space for their research and the necessary equipment.
ReSDA will be governed by a Network Steering Committee composed of 11 voting members. This will include the Principal Investigator, the other Theme Coordinators, 2 ReSDA researchers elected for a 3 year period, and 5 representatives of the partner institutions representing the 5 regions of the Canadian North. Initially the partner institutions will be the Yukon Research Centre (formerly the Northern Research Institute), Aurora Research Institute, Nunavut Research Institute, Makivik Corporation, and the Labrador Institute. The Network Steering Committee will be assisted by the Network Management (Scientific) Committee composed of the PI, 3 Theme Coordinators and 2 elected ReSDA researchers and 2 traditional knowledge holders/experts appointed by the indigenous partner organizations. This committee will evaluate the subproject research proposals submitted.
In addition to supporting the activities of the Network Steering Committee, ReSDA will establish regional Partnership Advisory Committees supported by the regional coordinators. These will be composed of the regional partners listed on the proposal, the researchers doing research in this particular region and one of the Theme coordinators. This committee will discuss progress on regional research activities, evaluate future needs and plan regional knowledge dissemination and transfer activities.
Last update: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 10:43:46 AM
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