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Research Data Management

Research Data Management

What is Research Data Management? 

"Research Data Management, or RDM, is the responsible stewardship of the data created or generated as part of a research project. It involves the responsible storage, description, and protection of research data, and should be an integral early part of any research project." Research Data Management, UWinnipeg.

Why is Research Data Management important? 

  • Funders and journal publishers are increasingly making RDM a priority and a requirement. See the Tri-Agency DRAFT Research Data Management Policy here
  • Reduce the risk of data loss 
  • Increase research efficiency and integrity
  • Make your research more visible
  • Enable collaboration.
How should I begin?  
With a Data Management Plan! Try Portage Network's easy-to-use data management planning tool:
For more information on RDM planningcollecting and sharing visit UWinnipeg's RDM website.

New & Noteworthy

RDM News

RDM News and Updates

  • The UBC Library Research Commons Launched a new Open-Source Geospatial Data Discovery Tool: “The UBC Library Research Commons has launched Geodisy, an open-source tool that allows users to search online for Canadian research data through map-based discovery. .” Read more about Geodisy here.
  • Research Data Alliance has announced the first release of the RDA COVID-19 recommendations and guidelines for data sharing under the present COVID-19 circumstances. These are open for feedback and comments. Read more about the RDA COVID-19 recommendations for data sharing here. 

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