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Friday, June 7 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Research Data Management in the Atlantic Provinces – Current Practices and Attitudes

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Research Data Management (RDM) is becoming an increasingly important issue for post-secondary institutions. The Tri-Agencies (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR) are expected to release a new policy that will stipulate that institutions have an institutional strategy for dealing with research data. Part of the responsibility will lie with researchers and the management of their research data.

Three Atlantic universities are aiming to discover how researchers are storing, using and sharing their data through administering a survey using an instrument that has been used at many Canadian universities. Surveys will be administered in Winter 2019. Data from the surveys will be analyzed separately by each institution and may be combined to identify commonalities and possibilities for collaboration in the region.

The results of these surveys will help librarians, IT specialists, data managers, and others interested in data management to understand current practices and attitudes. The results will also be used to contribute of the development of RDM services and resources across Atlantic post-secondary institutions with the aim of being prepared for the Tri-Agency policy once it comes into effect.

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Sarah Davis

Sexton Design and Technology Library
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Alison Farrell

Public Services Librarian, Memorial University Libraries
Alison Farrell is a Public Services Librarian at Memorial University who is currently responsible for Research Data Management services. She sits on various RDM committees at Memorial, in Atlantic Canada and nationally.

James MacKenzie

Director of Scholarly Technologies, University of New Brunswick
James MacKenzie is the Director of Scholarly Technologies at UNB Libraries.
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Erin MacPherson

Research Data Management Librarian, Dalhousie University Libraries
Erin is the Research Data Management Librarian and the Liaison Librarian for the Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University. Erin has been working in academic libraries for over 10 years and has also completed two terms on the Board of the Colchester-East Hants Public Library... Read More →

Friday June 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm NDT
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