Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tomorrow's Data Today! Research Data Management Week is May 1-5

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It's time for the 4th annual Research Data Management Week!

On May 1st at 9 AM keynote speaker Chuck Humphrey (Director, Portage Network, Canadian Association of Research Libraries) will start the week with his presentation of “A Federated Research Data Management Model: A Canadian Approach”

We are also pleased to welcome exciting guest speakers from the City of Edmonton, the Government of Alberta, Women & Children’s Health Research Institute, the Edmonton Police Service, PolicyWise, Compute Canada, and more!

Come learn about:
  • data management planning 
  • data storage and access options 
  • finding reusable research data 
  • data sharing 
  • data citations 
... and many more data-related topics!

View the full Research Data Management Week schedule and register now for sessions!


This year, Compute Canada is offering post-RDM Week workshops focusing on data & software carpentry, as well as on West Grid scheduling.

Research Data Management (RDM) practices are evolving, and the 2016 Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management demonstrates both the importance of RDM and the challenges faced by researchers and institutions regarding the management of research data. Data Management Plans, metadata standards, data archiving, and data sharing and re-purposing are all becoming norms within the research landscape.

From the creation and collection of data to their long-term preservation, over twenty RDM-related talks and workshops have been organized to help you better understand and apply research data management best practices! 

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