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Research Data Services

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

RDM Guides

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.

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.

RDM Tutorials

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

  • Data Bites - Introduction to Research Data Management (UBC)
    These mini guided workshops will introduce you to the basics of RDM from the following 4 core components:
    • File naming
    • File formats for data curation
    • Creating a README file
    • Directory Structures
  • Research Data Management (Athabasca University)
    Research Data Management is a self-directed micro-course, designed to assist emerging scholars with managing research data from start to finish.

  • CIHR RDM Learning Module (CIHR)
    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research have developed a learning module on key themes, challenges, and considerations in research data management.

  • Parthenos Training Modules (PARTHNOS)
    A series of online training modules such as "Introduction to Research Infrastructures" and "Manage, Improve and Open Up your Research Data."

  • MANTRA Online Modules (University of Edinburgh)
    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.

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