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Research Data Management

This guide is intended to assist researchers with data management and provide access to data management tools and services.

Information Security - Best Practices and more

Dalhousie University's Information Technology Services (ITS) provides some best practices for managing and protecting your digital information, including Back up & Recovery. Some information requires you to log in with your Dalhousie NetID and password. 

Working with Sensitive Data

The Digital Research Alliance of Canada has a Sensitive Data Export Group. Together, they have developed a "Sensitive Data Toolkit for Researchers" that includes:

  • A glossary of terms for sensitive data used for research purposes
  • a human participant research data risk matrix
  • research data management language for informed consent

The toolkit materials are available on the Sensitive Data Expert Group section of the Digital Research Alliance of Canada's website. 

Working with Personally Identifiable Research Data

The Dalhousie University Office of Research Services (ORS) has a quick-reference guide on its Research Ethics page: