Research Data Management (RDM) “encompasses the processes applied throughout the lifecycle of a research project to guide the collection, documentation, storage, sharing, and preservation of research data, and allows researchers to find and access data.” ("Research Data Management." Government of Canada. Accessed January 23, 2023.)
Institutions will be required to create an institutional RDM strategy, made publicly available and with contact information.
Researchers should include methodologies reflecting RDM best practices in grant applications submitted to the Tri-Agency.
Grant recipients will be required to deposit data, metadata and code into a digital repository (as applicable).
The Tri-Agencies will will be implementing the policy incrementally over the next few years.
uLethbridge's response to the policy is being led by the University Library and the Office of the Vice-President Research. We are preparing for a future state in which most Tri-Agency funding opportunities will have a data management requirement included in the application process.
We recognize that uLethbridge researchers will need additional training and supports in order to meet the requirements of the Tri-Agency RDM policy. The University library has many resources available to help you understand RDM and develop your own DMPs.