Laurentian University is committed to fostering an environment of research and innovation excellence, which promotes and facilitates Research Data Management (RDM). Through the development of infrastructure, policies, guidelines, services, technologies, tools, and training; we aim to support our researchers in producing high quality research, backed by data meeting discipline and funder expectations and managed under current best practices.
The key RDM practices the strategy looks to promote include:
- Creation, execution, and modification of data management plans (DMPs) that describe how research data will be managed and documented throughout a given research project.
- Storage of data on secure and reliable networks with strong back-up and redundancy protocols.
- Accessible documentation and description of data that can be understood outside a given research team.
- Understanding of the legal and ethical obligations related to private data, cultural data, and intellectual property.
- Development of clear and comprehensive agreements regarding intellectual property, ownership and the sharing of research data.
- Making research data public when and where possible.
- Providing both student and faculty researchers appropriate tools and training.