Navigating AI and ML Implementation Within Research Institutions: Call for Participants to Help Develop New Standard

OTTAWA – In midst of recent national and international dialogues primarily focused on AI ethics, the crucial aspect of the implementation of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools within research institutions has been overlooked. DGSI is delighted to announce its ongoing efforts to develop a new proposed standard to address this gap.

Led by Technical Committee 2 on Ethical AI, CAN/DGSI 128: Machine Learning and AI Implementation in Research Institutions aims to specify the minimum requirements for integrating both GAI and ML into the internal systems of libraries, archives, and research institutions across Canadian universities.

Recognizing the urgent need to establish guidelines for the responsible and effective deployment of AI and ML technologies within academic and research settings, this initiative aims to ensure information reliability and security. In the absence of an existing standard addressing this issue, CAN/DGSI 128 also seeks to foster innovation while safeguarding the integrity of research data and information systems and provide clear guidelines for the integration of AI and ML tools. Furthermore, it will establish a precedent and foundation for international standards and emphasizes inclusivity and diversity in its development process.


Get Involved

The most effective standards are crafted through the combined insights of a diverse range of stakeholders. We value openness and collaboration; therefore, we invite all interested parties to actively contribute to our ongoing work. Your input will play a vital role in developing this groundbreaking standard. If you are interested in contributing to help shape the development of this new standard, please get in touch through the contact below.


For media inquiries:
Darryl Kingston
Executive Director
Digital Governance Standards Institute


About the Digital Governance Standards Institute 

The Digital Governance Standards Institute develops digital technology governance standards fit for global use. The Institute works with experts, as well as national and global partners and the public to develop national standards that reduce risk to Canadians and Canadian organizations adopting and using innovative digital technologies in today’s digital economy. The Institute is an independent division of the Digital Governance Council. To learn more about the organization and its initiatives, visit or contact

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