Research data, whether made up of spreadsheets, interview transcripts, image collections, digital records, or other material is crucial to your career as a graduate student and scholar. Proper data management will save you time and headaches by:
- making your data easier to work with
- ensuring the veracity and reproducibility of your research findings
- securing against accidental loss.
An important element of data management planning is the creation of a data management plan; a short document that describes how you will manage your data through the lifetime of your research project. Data management plans are increasingly being required by granting agencies. SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR recently released a joint statement of principles on data management.
This session will focus on how to manage your data before, during, and after your research as well as describe how to use Data Management Plan Assistant – a Canadian online tool for creating data management plans.