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Research Data Services

Guidance, tools, and training to support faculty and students working with research data.

RDM Tutorials

Explore and understand how to apply RDM to your research via these recommended resources:

A set of four online modules covering the basics of research data management, the research data lifecycle and current Canadian policy.

Self-directed online modules providing an introduction to research data, data management plans, organizing data, file formats and transformation, documentation and metadata, storage and security, and more.

An online guide directing researchers, IT specialists, and those in research support roles to a wide range of research data management resources, sorted according to topic and audience.

A comprehensive guide for Canadian researchers, which addresses the basics of data management plans, metadata and data organization, data storage and security, and data sharing and re-use.


National RDM Webinars

The Portage Network offers a range of training materials that span the research data life cycle.

These webinars are intended for researchers, library data specialists, research data managers, and discipline and functional experts across the research data landscape.

Access the complete training resources from Portage.

Please contact portage@engagedri.ca for more information.


Webinars On Demand:


Additional Resources

  • Portage Training Resources 
    Portage offers a range of training materials – everything from one-page guides to online training modules and videos – that span the research data life cycle.
  • Data Tree
    A free online course with all you need to know for research data management, along with ways to engage and share data with business, policymakers, media and the wider public. The self-paced training course will take 15 to 20 hours to complete in eight structured modules. The course is packed with video, quizzes and real-life examples of data management, along with valuable tips from experts in data management, data sharing and science communication.
  • DataONE
    A series of ten training modules available in PowerPoint format on various subjects relating to research data management, with associated handouts and supporting hands-on exercises. All materials are released under a creative commons license. Topics covered include an introduction to the importance of data management, data sharing, data management planning, data entry and manipulation, quality control, data protection, metadata, data citation, analysis and workflows, and legal and policy issues.
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