Research Data Management (RDM) is an increasingly important part of research and scholarly communications. Demand for accessible research data and the ubiquity of digital information have created greater opportunities for scholars to share and preserve their work. Considering the full life cycle, from planning and documenting to storing and archiving, can help meet funding agency requirements, provide long-term preservation, and ensure that your research data is accessible and usable by you and others.
Following an extended period of consultation and review, the Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC) launched the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy on March 15 of this year. The Tri-Agency, along with other research institutions and organizations in Canada, have long recognized the explosive growth of valuable digital research data, as well as the potential risk of loss in the absence of best practices, tools and infrastructure. This new RDM Policy will aid researchers and institutions in growing a community of shared practice to support planning, storage, preservation and sharing of research data in Canada.
Portage's Data Management Plan (DMP) Assistant is a bilingual tool for preparing data management plans. The tool follows best practices in data stewardship and walks researchers step-by-step through key questions about data management.
UNB Dataverse is repository for research data collected by researchers and organizations primarily affiliated with the University of New Brunswick. The repository allows researchers to deposit, share, analyze, cite, and explore data. Dataverse is an open source application developed by the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University.
UNB Libraries Research Data Management Services support team includes:
- Siobhan Hanratty | Data/GIS Librarian
- Tatiana Zaraiskaya | STEM Librarian
- Mike Nason | Scholarly Communications Librarian