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The Digital Ecosystem Research Challenge Report

This large-scale collaboration included 18 research teams from across Canada and internationally who each worked with digital data collected during the 2019 Canadian federal elections. Running between April 2019 and March 2020, the Digital Ecosystem Research Challenge (DERC) mapped the digital ecosystem in order to support increased civic and digital literacy. Findings from the DERC are presented in the Understanding the Digital Ecosystem report, which highlights the importance of collaboration and communication between researchers to address the challenges of navigating trace data and the difficulties of keeping up-to-date with rapid innovations in digital media.

Read the report

Read and download the DERC report in your preferred language.

Funding for DERC was provided by the Government of Canada's Canada History Fund Grant and Digital Citizen Initiative.

Suggested citation (APA):

Dubois, E., & Owen, T. (Eds.). (2019). Understanding the digital ecosystem: Findings from the 2019 federal election.

Dubois, E., & Owen, T. (Eds.). (2019). Comprendre l'écosystème numérique : Constats découlants des élections 2019.

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