Research Data Management


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Research Data Management (RDM) refers to the processes applied through the lifecycle of a research project to guide the collection, documentation, storage, sharing and preservation of research data. RDM supports the effective and responsible conduct of research and increases the ability to store, find, and reuse research data.

All institutions that receive funding through the Tri-Agency (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR) are required to develop a RDM institutional strategy and begin to implement their strategies effective March 2023.


During the RDM institutional strategy development, NC identified the following three key priorities to focus on:
  1. Enhance awareness of RDM across NC by providing training, resources, and education on the stages of the data-management lifecycle.
  2. Identify the ideal state for RDM governance and work to implement the necessary processes for compliance.
  3. Strive for continuous improvement through use of existing resources available provincially and nationally.

This current strategy is focused on priority activities for the period of March 2023 through March 2026.


For more information, click on the link below for a copy of the RDM Institutional Strategy at NC:
Research Data Management Institutional Strategy at Niagara College