Research Data Management Institutional Strategy Working Group Overview
Research Data Management (RDM) refers to a set of practices and activities that include the planning, collection, documentation, storage, preservation, and sharing of research data. Good RDM practices help to increase research visibility and build new collaborations, enable verification of research results, and support a culture of reproducible research. In support of the application of RDM best practices, the Tri-Agencies released a Research Data Management Policy consisting of three central pillars of activities.
This group is tasked with the first pillar of the Draft Policy: developing an institutional RDM strategy for McMaster, to be reviewed by IT Governance. The group will use the Portage Network’s institutional strategy template and guidance documents as a foundation for its work, proceeding through the five stages of building an institutional RDM strategy. Currently the group is in stage 2.
- Assemble Your Strategy Development Team
- Assess the Current State of RDM
- Envision the Future State of RDM
- Articulate Your Institution’s Path Forward
- Assemble and Launch Your Strategy
The working group was formed in March 2021 with the expectation that a draft of the Institutional Strategy would be provided for review in Fall 2022, with the release in 2023 before the March 2023 Tri-Agency deadline.