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School of Public Administration and Gustavson School of Business

University of Victoria

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Dr. David Castle is a Professor in the School of Public Administration and the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria and a Research in Residence at the Office of the Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada.


His research is focused on science, technology and innovation policy, with a particular emphasis on regulation, standards, intellectual property and public consultation associated with life science innovation.


Dr. Castle is a member of the Science Advisory Committee of the Council of Canadian Academies. He is a Director for Canada’s national research and education network provider, Canarie, and is the Chair of Research Data Canada’s Steering Committee. Castle is also a member of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Expert Advisory Group for a pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy and a member of the Government of Canada – Universities working group on Safeguarding Research.


Since 2019 he has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the ISC’s World Data System (WDS) and has recently joined the Canadian National Committee for the Committee on Data (CODATA) of the International Science Council (ISC). As a member of the OECD Global Science Forum Expert Group he contributed to the 2020 report, Building Digital Workforce Capacity and Skills for Data Intensive Science and has recently joined another expert group focused on Mobilising Science in Times of Crises.


Through these and other efforts, Dr. Castle contributes to the Canadian and international research environments by focusing on the interactions between science, technology and innovation policy, supporting infrastructure, the skills agenda and capacity building.

Related Publications

Castle, D., Hebert, P., Clare, E., Hogg, I. and Tremblay, C., 2021. Capturing the value of biosurveillance ‘big data’ through natural capital accounting. Big Earth Data, Under review.


Phillips, P.W.B. and Castle, D., N.D. Ideas, Institutions, and Interests: The Drivers of Canadian Provincial Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. Toronto: University of Toronto. Forthcoming under contract.


OECD Science, Technology and Industry Policy Papers, 2020. Building digital workforce capacity and skills for data-intensive science. Science, Technology and Industry Policy Papers, No. 90, OECD Publishing, Paris,


Castle, D. and Ries, N. (Eds.), 2009. Nutrition and genomics. Burlington, MA: Elsevier Press.


Castle, D. (Ed.), 2009. The role of intellectual property rights in biotechnology innovation. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

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