New Insights Report – Future of Institutional RDM Support: Required Resources, Investments, Challenges and Accelerators
Portage is pleased to share the third and final report in a series of Insights Reports, examining resource allocations for research data management (RDM) in Canadian research institutions. This Insights report explores the following topics in RDM development: RDM resources required, investment in RDM technology and human resources, RDM professional development programs, barriers and challenges to support RDM, level of stakeholder awareness, and accelerators for RDM development in Canadian research institutions. This report also provides a concluding section summarizing the findings of all Insights reports with a brief list of recommendations for stakeholders.
With the recent launch of the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy, NDRIO-Portage plans to re-administer, in about 1 year, a similar survey generated by this study. The purpose of this new study will be to measure progress in the implementation of policy requirements and capture the evolution of RDM capacity across institutions.
Insights Reports are produced by Portage’s Research Intelligence Expert Group and provide in-depth analysis of the results of the 2019 Institutional RDM Services Capacity Survey. The survey evaluated Canadian research institutions’ efforts to develop and allocate human, organizational, infrastructure, and fiscal resources for RDM on campus.
Learn more about the RDM Capacity Survey
Insights Report #1
RDM Support within Organizations: Budgets, Structures, Strategies
For more information, please contact:
Chair, RIEG Current State of RDM Capacity Working Group
University Of Manitoba
Director, Portage Network
ABOUT RIEG: The Research Intelligence Expert Group gathers evidence to guide the development of best practices in Research Data Management in Canada, and informs stakeholder communities about existing and arising issues in related policies and practices.
ABOUT Portage: Portage was launched by CARL in 2015 to contribute to the shared stewardship of research data and to address specific gaps in national research data management (RDM) infrastructure in Canada. Initiated as a library-based network, Portage now collaborates with a broad range of stakeholders and partners locally, nationally, and internationally to build capacity and to develop services and infrastructure. Over 140 experts from 60 institutions across Canada actively participate in Portage committees and infrastructure projects, with coordination provided by a national secretariat. Funding in support of the Portage Network’s stewardship of research data within Canada is administered through the New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO).