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Research Data Management: Introduction

A summary of services available for research data management at the University of Lethbridge.

Did you know?

The Canadian Tri-Council Funding Agencies (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR) have coordinated requirements for research data management (RDM) resulting from publicly-funded research and to make such research data openly accessible. The Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management was issued in mid-June 2016. 

Through this guide, the U of L Library offers guidance in the development of Research Data Management Plans and in choosing a Research Data Repository to store your data. 

For any advice or assistance meeting your research data management requirements, please feel free to contact your subject liaison librarian.


Graphic source for profile picture:  David R. Scott for University of Lethbridge Library.

Why bother? Maybe this short video will explain why!

Right now in Canada, the vast majority of research data is being lost. For example, a study of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funded research projects found that only 3 out of 110 studies had archived their data in a repository, and those 3 were all housed in the US? [Source:  CARL. CARL. Research data: Unseen opportunities, 2009.]

Source:  Hanson, K., Surkis, A., & Yacobucci, K. (2012, December 12). Data sharing and management snafu in 3 short acts [Video file].  NYU Health Sciences Libraries.  Retrieved from:

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