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Concurrent Breakout: Data Management Plans

Jeffrey Moon
Director, Portage Network
Jeremy Geelen
Policy Analyst, Corporate Strategy and Performance, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 14:30 to 16:00
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Session Description:

There is a growing understanding of the importance of Research Data Management (RDM) in the research life cycle. Funders, journal publishers, and researchers themselves, are increasingly motivated to promote and adopt good RDM practices. In Canada, the Tri-Agencies (SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR) are developing an RDM policy for funded research, and are actively seeking feedback from a variety of stakeholders. University Libraries, represented by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ (CARL) Portage Network, have been working closely with the Tri-Agencies throughout this process, making joint presentations to stakeholder groups across the country. This presentation will start with an overview and update of the emerging Tri-Agency RDM Policy -- what it is, timing, and expectations surrounding the policy. A discussion of how the Portage Network is helping researchers and institutions address these expectations will follow. The important role of Ethics Boards, and how they can be supporting partners in good data management, will be highlighted. Special attention will be paid to the work of a new Portage Working Group focusing on responsible RDM practices for sensitive data. There will be ample time left for discussion, questions, and feedback.