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UM selected to participate in national research data management workshop

Committed to supporting RDM collaboratively at UM

July 20, 2023 — 

UM has been selected, through a competitive process, to participate in a national Research Data Management Community Workshop together with nine other institutions across Canada. This shows our ongoing commitment to supporting Research Data Management (RDM) collaboratively at UM.  

About the RDM workshop

 The workshop “Building an Inter-Institutional and Cross-Functional Research Data Management Community: From Strategy to Implementation” is offered by the University of Waterloo,  with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

The cohort of UM staff from the Office of Research Services, Information Services and Technology and Libraries will attend the two-day intensive workshop dedicated to facilitating inter-institutional collaboration on research data management programs at Canadian research universities.  

Supporting UM RDM strategy

UM published its institutional research data management strategy on March 1, 2023 as part of the Tri-Agency RDM policy requirements. Well-developed RDM programs will provide Canadian researchers with a competitive and collaborative research advantage.  

 With Data Management Plans (DMPs) being piloted in a series of competitions across the Tri-Agencies, UM has begun to implement its RDM strategy and strives for equitable and fair access to RDM support in all research areas while working towards a collaborative culture across RDM service teams.  

One of the anticipated outcomes of the workshop is to release a White Paper summarizing the results of the workshop and recommending next steps for the RDM community.  The UM cohort will further develop guidance, training and technology to ensure Tri-Agency-funded researchers are able to meet RDM requirements now and in the future.

Learn more about RDM help and services from the Libraries.


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