Portage Webinar: Research Data Management in Canada: Perceptions and Practices Across the Disciplines

Date: July 21, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Location: Online


In anticipation of the forthcoming Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy, a consortium of professionals from Canadian university libraries surveyed researchers on their research data management (RDM) practices, attitudes, and interest in data management services. Data collected from three surveys targeting researchers in science and engineering, humanities and social sciences, and health sciences and medicine were compiled to create a national dataset.

This webinar presents the results of the survey to assess researcher readiness to meet RDM policy requirements, namely the preparation of data management plans (DMPs) and data deposit in a recognized digital repository. The survey results also highlight trends in common practices across the country while revealing any unique practices and attitudes between disciplines. Understanding disciplinary differences can help institutions tailor RDM services and support to meet specific needs for effective data stewardship.



Melissa Cheung – Research Librarian, University of Ottawa

Melissa is a member of the Canadian RDM Survey Consortium. She was formerly a member of RIEG involved in the development of the expert group’s Roadmap of Research Priorities.

Alexandra Cooper – Data Services Coordinator, Queen’s University

Alexandra is a member of RIEG, Dataverse North, and the Canadian RDM Survey Consortium. She is also a member of the OCUL Ontario Data Community and serves as chair of Statistics Canada’s DLI Professional Development Committee.

This webinar will be presented in English and recorded. Engagement during the webinar in both official languages is welcomed. Previous webinar recordings are available on the CARL YouTube Channel. Links to the recordings and slides can also be found on Portage Training Resources.

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