Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

Jun 27 2018

At the 2017 CSA Annual Conference, the Research Advisory Committee organized a panel on SSHRC’s research data management policy initiative in the context of Tri-Agency consultations on the initiative. The panel was the result of earlier discussions between SSHRC and the CSA on this matter.

 

The panel, which was entitled SSHRC ’s New Data Management Policies: What Do they Mean for your Knowledge Making Practices, was moderated by Dr. Andrea Doucet (Brock University), and featured Dr. Jeremy Geelen, a SSRHC Policy Analyst, Dr. Margaret Kovach (University of Saskatchewan) and Dr. John McLevey (University of Waterloo).

 

The panel served as a venue for sociologists to provide input to SSHRC on their views and concerns about issues of data management in research practices. Those present were cautiously optimistic that members’ various concerns would be taken into consideration as the three federal research funding agencies drafted the policy. The panel was timely given that SSHRC was in the early stages of developing policy that could affect the way that sociologists manage their research and knowledge making processes.


Following the conference, the Research Advisory Committee continued to monitor developments pertaining to the initiative. In early June 2018, SSHRC invited feedback on the draft policy and its usefulness in advancing data management practices in Canada. The CSA encourages members to familiarize themselves with, and provide feedback on, the policy. Feedback should be sent directly to SSHRC (ResearchData-Donneesderecherche@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca) by August 31, 2018.

 

For more information about the policy, please visit: http://www.science.gc.ca/eic/site/063.nsf/eng/h_547652FB.html

La version française suit

 

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The 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, which aims to support Canadian research excellence by fostering sound digital data management and data stewardship practices.

The draft policy includes suggested requirements related to three primary areas:

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

 

The agencies have also developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) resource, which includes information about data management, background on tri-agency research data management policy development, and guidance on complying with the proposed requirements.

The agencies invite institutions, associations, organizations and individuals to comment on the draft policy and its usefulness in advancing data management practices in Canada. Feedback will inform the final design of the policy, which the agencies plan to launch in 2019.

The feedback period will run until August 31, 2018.

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

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Les trois organismes fédéraux de financement de la recherche — les Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC), le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG) et le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada (CRSH) — ont élaboré une ébauche de la Politique des trois organismes sur la gestion des données de recherche, laquelle vise l’excellence dans la recherche au Canada en favorisant de bonnes pratiques de gestion des données numériques et d’intendance des données.

L’ébauche de la politique suggère des exigences sur trois grands plans :

  1. Stratégies de gestion des données des établissements;
  2. Plans de gestion des données des chercheurs;
  3. Dépôt de données.

 

Les organismes ont aussi créé une foire aux questions (FAQ), qui présente de l’information sur la gestion des données, du contexte sur l’élaboration de la Politique des trois organismes sur la gestion des données de recherche et des directives sur le respect des exigences proposées.

Les organismes invitent les établissements, les associations, les organisations et le public à commenter l’ébauche de la politique, ainsi que son efficacité pour favoriser l’avancement des pratiques de gestion des données au Canada. Les commentaires éclaireront la conception finale de la politique, qui devrait être lancée en 2019.

La période de consultation prendra fin le 31 août 2018.

Lire l’ébauche de la Politique des trois organismes sur la gestion des données de recherche et la FAQ.

 

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