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Research Data Management (RDM) - Nipissing University

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This Research Data Management (RDM) - Nipissing University guide created by Rebecca Kasperavicius and Nipissing University's Office of Graduate Studies & Research is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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Land Acknowledgment

The shared Nipissing University and Canadore College campus sits on the territory of Nipissing First Nation, the territory of the Anishnabek, within lands protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850. We are grateful to be able to live and learn on these lands with all our relations. 

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RDM? What's that?!

Research data management (RDM) covers the collection, documentation, storage, sharing and preservation of research data. If it's done well, the data are secure throughout their lifecycle and discoverable by others (to the extent that research ethics and IP agreements allow).

For Canadian institutions, the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy has become a foundational document on RDM. It lays out important principles of sound data management and mandates for postsecondary institutions. Key objectives of the policy include supporting researchers in (1) developing sound data management plans (DMPs) and (2) depositing data in digital repositories, in keeping with the FAIR principles of data management (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). Click on the topics below to learn more.