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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.

Dalhousie's Research Data Management Strategy

"Data Management refers to the storage, access and preservation of data produced from a given investigation. Data management practices cover the entire lifecycle of the data, from planning the investigation to conducting it, and from backing up data as it is created and used to long term preservation of data deliverables after the research investigation has concluded..." 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Source: CASRAI. (n.d.). Research Data Management Glossary

Dalhousie's Institutional Research Data Management Strategy documents our RDM services, supports and goals. It was prepared in advance of the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policywhich encourages responsible use of research funds and the creation of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data.

Journal Requirements

Some journals may require you to share your data as a condition of publication. Often, data sharing policies can be found in the "Instructions for Authors" or "Author Guidelines." Some journals may provide a list of repositories, but if not, contact us for assistance.

Sherpa Juliet is a "searchable database and single focal point of up-to-date information concerning funders' policies and their requirements on open access, publication and data archiving." Sherpa Juliet is a great place to start when determining publisher open access and data policies, but it's always best to double-check the publisher's website or contact the publisher for more information.

Some examples of data-sharing policies are below:

The Digital Research Alliance of Canada

The Digital Research Alliance of Canada is a non-profit organization funded by the Government of Canada, that provides research data management support and training. By integrating, championing and funding the infrastructure and activities required for advanced research computing (ARC), research data management (RDM) and research software (RS), we provide the platform for the research community to access tools and services faster than ever before.

For Further Assistance

Below is contact information to those who may be able to with research data management and related queries:‚Äč