Judy Wagner, clerk of the Executive Council Office with the Government of New Brunswick and Dr. Eddy Campbell, president and vice-chancellor of the University of New Brunswick, signed a memorandum of understanding on Feb. 27, 2018, that enhances the partnership between government and the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training at UNB.
The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training, a centre officially launched by Premier Brian Gallant in 2015, conducts research to support evidence-based policy development and evaluation and provides researchers access to administrative and program data from the provincial government in a secure facility at UNB’s Fredericton campus.
The memorandum of understanding commits the government and university to work towards the long-term sustainability of the institute, the ongoing transfer of administrative data from across government operations and the development of annual research and training plans in collaboration with government partners.
Campbell says the agreement is a clear endorsement of the work of the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training and its emerging value to the province and its citizens. This is work that is relevant and important to our province.