What is RDM?
What is my research data?
How do I manage it?
This aligns with the researcher requirements outlined in the draft Tri-Agency Policy regarding data management plans (Policy 3.2) and data deposit (Policy 3.3).
'Good Enough' guides to RDM.¹
DMPs will describe:
DMPs also outline the data management responsibilities of each person on the research team, account for how these responsibilities will be managed over time as people join or leave the project, and detail any legal, ethical, or other constraints on the data.²
The Portage Network has developed a DMP Template that walks you through all of the questions that should be considered when making a plan for your data at the start of your research. Questions you will be asked include:
Why are the Tri-Agencies promoting data deposit?
Are there any current Tri-Agency data-deposit requirements?
Only CIHR has an existing data-deposit requirement for publication-related research data, pertaining to all research funded by grants January 1, 2008 and onward.
All three have open-access requirements for their peer-reviewed journal publications (Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications). Consult the Guide to Open Access for further details on requirements and options related to open-access publishing.³
There are many subject- and discipline-specific repositories that you can choose from when deciding where to store your data at the end of your research project.
Trinity has a TWU-specific Dataverse repository. All TWU researchers are encouraged to consider Dataverse as an option for end-of-project data deposit. You can find out more about TWU Dataverse under the Share Your Data: Dataverse tab of this libguide.
Two national repositories are also in process. You can follow the progress of the Federated Research Data Repository Platform HERE, and keep up to date on the development of Dataverse North HERE.
¹ "Portage Training Resources: 'Good Enough' One-Pagers." Portage Network, https://portagenetwork.ca/portage-training-resources/.
² "DRAFT Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy for Consultation: Policy Statement--researchers." Canada: Science and Innovation, 25 May 2018, http://www.science.gc.ca/eic/site/063.nsf/eng/h_97610.html.
³ "Frequently Asked Questions Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy." Canada: Science and Innovation, 25 May 2018, http://www.science.gc.ca/eic/site/063.nsf/eng/h_97609.html#3m.