Today, Canada’s three federal research funding agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (the agencies)—have developed a draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy.

 

The draft policy aims to support Canadian research excellence by fostering sound digital data management and data stewardship practices with suggested requirements related to three primary areas:

 

  1. Institutional data management strategies
  2. Researcher data management plans
  3. Data deposit

 

Based on feedback received from institutions, associations, organizations and individuals on the draft policy and its usefulness in advancing data management practices in Canada, the three agencies plan to launch the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy in 2019.

 

The feedback period is open until August 31, 2018.

 

Read the draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy and FAQs

 

Explore The Tri-Agency Open Access Policy: How the UBC Library Can Help guide for UBC researchers

 

 

 

 

 

The BC Research Libraries Group is proud to present

“Surveying the Landscape: Research Data Management,
Data Governance and Ethics”

Dr. Jacqueline Quinless
CLIR Data Fellow at University of Victoria McPherson Library
Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology


Time:
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 1:00-2:30 pm

Location: University of Victoria McPherson Library / Mearns Center for Learning, Digital Scholarship Commons (3rd floor)

Registration: To attend the January 25 event in Victoria, please email Scott Johnston at scjo@uvic.ca.

Webcast: This event has now ended, but you can watch the recording of the presentation.

Abstract:
The history of the collection of data on Indigenous people across the globe has been problematic because of the methods which have failed to capture important differences relating to Indigenous peoples and communities and also in the way the data is processed, analyzed and disseminated. The 94 recommendations of the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) have further generated responses regarding how to address the impacts of residential schools.

This presentation will draw on a 2017-2018 campus-wide research study at the University of Victoria to discuss Research Data Management and challenges to open sharing. The conversation will explore topics related to data curation and data management, open access, and practices that are both ethically and culturally informed in the context of Indigenous protocols and data initiatives.

About the presenter:
Dr. Jacqueline Quinless
is currently a CLIR Data Fellow, and works in Digital Scholarship and Strategy at the University of Victoria. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and an award winning sociologist recognized by the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) and Angus-Reid Foundation for her community-based research to advancing Human Welfare in Canada.

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High-quality data management is fundamental to research excellence. The ability to store, access, reuse and build upon digital data is critical to the advancement of research, supports innovative solutions to economic and social challenges, and holds tremendous potential for improvements in quality of life nationally and internationally.

 

As a step in this process, the agencies have developed the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management (the Statement). This builds on the 2013 consultation document, Toward a Policy Framework for Advancing Digital Scholarship in Canada, information provided by a Comprehensive Brief on Research Data Management Policies, and advice received through stakeholder engagement. The agencies sought feedback from the research community in summer 2015 on a draft version of the Statement.

 

The Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management outlines the agencies’ overarching expectations with regard to digital research data management, and the responsibilities of researchers, research communities, institutions and funders in meeting these expectations. It complements and builds upon existing agency policies, and will serve as a guide to assist the research community in preparing for, and contributing to the development of, Tri-Agency data management requirements. The HTML version is accessible here, and the PDF version is accessible here.

 

Read the full press release here

 

See The Tri-Agency Open Access Policy: How the UBC Library Can Help guide for UBC researchers

 

 

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Open data (scrabble) (Photo credit: justgrimes under this Creative Commons License)

 

High-quality data management is fundamental to research excellence. The ability to store, access, reuse and build upon digital data is critical to the advancement of research, supports innovative solutions to economic and social challenges, and holds tremendous potential for improvements in quality of life nationally and internationally.

 

As a step in this process, the agencies have developed the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management (the Statement). This builds on the 2013 consultation document, Toward a Policy Framework for Advancing Digital Scholarship in Canada, information provided by a Comprehensive Brief on Research Data Management Policies, and advice received through stakeholder engagement. The agencies sought feedback from the research community in summer 2015 on a draft version of the Statement.

 

The Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management outlines the agencies’ overarching expectations with regard to digital research data management, and the responsibilities of researchers, research communities, institutions and funders in meeting these expectations. It complements and builds upon existing agency policies, and will serve as a guide to assist the research community in preparing for, and contributing to the development of, Tri-Agency data management requirements. The HTML version is accessible here, and the PDF version is accessible here.

 

Read the full press release here

 

See The Tri-Agency Open Access Policy: How the UBC Library Can Help guide for UBC researchers

 

 

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Are you a graduate student? Would you like to learn about citation management, thesis formatting, data management and more? Then make sure to check out our extensive listing of summer workshops below, care of Koerner Library’s Research Commons

The Research Commons is a collaborative initiative of UBC Library, the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. It is supported by a UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund grant.

 

KOERNER LIBRARY RESEARCH COMMONS – SUMMER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

 

Citation Management Using Mendeley

If you need to manage large numbers of references and citations as part of your research, teaching or administrative work, citation management tools are for you. These tools provide a simple way to store, organize and retrieve your citations in an effective manner, and can also help you format in-text citations and bibliographies in your work.

This hands-on workshop introduces the main concepts of citation management and gives detailed instruction for installing and using Mendeley, one of the most popular citation management tools.

 July 8 | August 6

 

Citation Management Using RefWorks

This hands-on workshop introduces the main concepts of citation management and gives detailed instruction for using RefWorks, a popular citation management tool licensed by UBC Library.

July 2 | July 23

 

Citation Management Using Zotero

This hands-on workshop introduces the main concepts of citation management and gives detailed instruction for installing and using Zotero, one of the most popular citation management tools. 

June 25 | July 15 | August 13

 

Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis: Little Things Mean a Lot!

Are you worried about getting your thesis/dissertation into the format required by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies? Would you like to know more about how to use the formatting features in Microsoft Word? Research Commons staff will help you with your questions about the nuts and bolts of formatting: page layout, numbering, headings, front matter and more! As well, find out more about the resources that are available to help you in writing your thesis/dissertation. Graduate students at any stage of the writing process are welcome; some prior knowledge of Microsoft Word will be helpful. 

June 26 | July 7 | August 7

 

Basic SPSS

Do you wonder what SPSS is and how it can be useful to manage and analyze your data? Would you like to learn how to work with SPSS just by clicking a few keys? Let us help you learn the basics.

August 11

 

SPSS Data Management

Do you know how to edit your data using effective data management software? Do you want to work with user-friendly software without going through the hassle of writing code? SPSS can do this for you with a few clicks. Attend this workshop and learn how to manage your data fast.

June 16 | July 16 | August 11

 

Descriptive/Graphing Analysis with SPSS

Do you have trouble summarizing your data? Do you want to analyze it with t-test, ANOVA, Pearson-test, etc. using SPSS? Do you have trouble graphing and presenting your data with SPSS? We can help. Enroll in this workshop and learn how to analyze your data hassle-free!

June 17 | July 17 | August 12

 

Regression Analysis

Regression analysis is a statistical process for estimating relationships among variables. We can use regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another. Do you wonder how to conduct linear and logistic regression analysis with SPSS? Do you want to learn about simple and multivariate regression modeling? Register for the SPSS Regression workshop to get a sense of it all! 

June 17 | July 17August 12

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