Introduction to Research Data Management

This is an introductory workshop to research data management for Humanists and Social Scientists. The Tri-Agencies, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), require that researchers make their data openly available to the public. What does this mean for Humanists and Social Scientists that don’t work with traditional “data” and instead work with humans, books, or art? The session focuses on the importance of data management planning. Specifically, it covers the tools and services available to Atlantic Canadian researchers that can help you better manage your data, enhance the discoverability of your research, and ensure that your valuable research data are preserved for future reuse. Special attention is also be given to managing sensitive data, including FRDR’s Sensitive Data Pilot Project. This session is co-facilitated by a data librarian to foster a discussion of the role of research data management in the Humanities and Social Sciences.