In response to the Tri-Agency Research Data Management (RDM) Policy, the University of Calgary must complete an institutional RDM strategy for the management of digital research data by March 2023. Once in place, the UCalgary RDM Strategy will support every researcher on campus, particularly those applying for CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC grants.
The RDM Strategy Steering and Working Committees have completed a draft of the UCalgary RDM Strategy for consultation. The draft strategy outlines how UCalgary will address the RDM needs of our diverse research community and enable and support RDM best practices.
- NOTE: The draft strategy applies primarily to digital data, as these will be subject to the Tri-Agency's forthcoming data deposit requirement. Physical objects such as biospecimens, experimental apparatuses, or hard copy notebooks may need to be discussed in data management plans (DMPs), but they are not the primary focus of the strategy.
Scholars who work with less common forms of data or do not usually consider their research to involve data may still be affected by the UCalgary RDM Strategy and the Tri-Agency RDM Policy. We strongly recommend that all scholars stay informed on the UCalgary RDM Strategy and how it applies to their research.
All members of the UCalgary research community were asked to provide feedback on the draft strategy. The consultation on the draft closed on November 20, 2022. An update will be provided to the research community in early 2023.