The Tri-Agency (consisting of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)) have announced their draft policy for research data management.
The draft policy addresses three areas:
research data management plans
Feedback is invited from any interested stakeholder by Aug. 31, 2018. The final version of this policy is expected to launch in 2019.
Research data management (RDM) is the effective storage, access, and preservation of research data that is often required by funding agencies. It involves planning, file naming and formatting, following metadata standards, data storage, and legal and ethical considerations. RDM is essential in continuing the data lifecycle because it enables individuals to access and reuse the data sets created by other researchers.