The UTM Library provides Research Data Management assistance, including the selection of data management planning resources, support for free storage, information on data sharing and long term access. To request a consultation please contact Yayo Umetsubo.
Why Managing Research Data is Important
- To save time and expense through the research project life cycle
- To share knowledge and allow for greater innovation in research
- To comply with government funding and/or journal publishing policies
For an overview of Canadian government funding agency policies, consult the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management and Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy For Consultation [Draft Policy](SSHRC, CIHR. NSERC)
CIHR Open Access Policy, as it relates to “Publication-related Research Data”
Data Management Planning
Research Data Management should begin with the creation of a Data Management Plan (DMP). Data Management Plans should include the following completed sections:
- Research Project Title and Description
- Data Description (Types? Tools for collection& processing? Who collects, manages, uses? Who is responsible?)
- Metadata Information (What a potential user needs to make sense out of the data)
- Storage and Confidentiality details (Where and how to store? Backup details? Restrictions & access permissions?)
- Retention and Preservation details (What will be kept and for how long? Who is responsible?)
Construct your own DMP with the online DMP Assistant.
The DMP Assistant has a Canadian research focus with it being supported by Portage and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries