In March 2021, the Tri-Agency (the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)) launched the Tri-Agency Research Data Management (RDM) Policy. The policy includes requirements related to institutional research data management (RDM) strategies, data management plans (DMPs), and data deposit. YukonU recognizes and supports the important roles that data management plans and data deposit options play for researchers with their efforts to incorporate research data management into their research programs.
To meet the policy requirements, YukonU established an RDM Steering Committee to develop an institutional RDM strategy. This should support our researchers for best practices in data management to enhance our high quality northern research and improve the awareness and impact of our programs.
The YukonU Research Data Management Strategy describes the university’s commitment to promoting and supporting researchers with research data management, including creating data management plans, storing and curating research data throughout a project, and depositing data with a data repository for long-term management and preservation. This will support the development of policies and guidelines to facilitate and promote best practices for research data management.