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 2021. 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.
The 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 Repository 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 Research Data Management Institutional Strategy (2023-2026)
The Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy announced in 2021 that each institution that administers Tri-Agency funding develop and publish an institutional research data management strategy. Institutional RDM strategies recognize and promote data as important research outputs, outline resources and support for researchers in establishing and carrying out good RDM practices, affirm a commitment to the continued development of RDM, and recognize Indigenous data sovereignty and the importance of a "distinctions-based approach" to Indigenous research.
The UNB Research Data Management Strategy has been developed to address the Tri-Agency requirement for an institutional strategy, and to equip the UNB community to respond to RDM-related requirements from these agencies or any other funder or publisher. Services, resources and support outlined in this document are available to all members of the UNB community, for any research conducted at the University. The document describes UNB's objectives for 2023-2026 to strengthen and develop RDM-related support, and will be reviewed and updated as required to foster the continued development of sound, responsible and sustainable data management practices at UNB.
UNB Libraries Research Data Management Services support team includes:
- James MacKenzie | Acting Associate Dean
- Siobhan Hanratty | Data/GIS Librarian
- Tatiana Zaraiskaya | STEM Librarian
- Mike Nason | Scholarly Communications Librarian