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Resources for IDRC grantees

At IDRC, we offer the resources and support you need to learn, grow, and be successful in your work as a funded researcher. Our Information Services team develops tools and provides assistance to grantees.

Presentation for new grantees: A brief overview of tools and resources

Systems and scholarly resources

IDRC Digital Library: Contains outputs from projects funded by IDRC.

IDRC Connect: A project portal and collaborative workspace for all IDRC-funded researchers. 

Open Access Research Tools: List of free or low-fee research resources for development researchers.

Zotero: A free citation management system to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.

Gender equality and inclusion (GEI) glossary: presents concise definitions for core concepts central to IDRC’s efforts to advance GEI through research.

Policies and help guides

How to write a policy brief: This tool provides practical advice on planning your policy brief, writing your content, and checking your work.

IDRC's visual identity and branding:  Review our standards for use of the IDRC logo and Canada wordmark. 

Open access policy:  Read our open access policy for IDRC-funded projects.

Open data statement of principles: Learn how we are supporting open research data.

Publishing in Open Access Journals: This brief provides tools to help you find and evaluate open access journals.

The Scaling Playbook

Find out how to incorporate scaling science into a research project in The Scaling Playbook: A Practical Guide for Researchers.

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Need assistance?

Please email Information Services using the form on our contact page.