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Conference: Managing data for research projects

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Presented by the University of Ottawa Library

January 26th, 2017
Morisset Hall, room 248
9:00 - 11:45

This half-day conference aims to foster a conversation around the benefits and challenges of managing research data in the University context.

Guest speakers Chuck Humphrey, Director of the Portage Network, and Jeremy Geelen from SSHRC, will talk about developments in data management infrastructure and policy from a national perspective.

Local researchers from the University of Ottawa will speak about the practical aspects of managing data within a research project, including the challenges and opportunities of managing research data. Speakers include Dr. Patrick McCurdy, Inma Aleixos Borrás, and Melissa Cheung.

The event is intended for faculty and researchers, graduate students, and all who support research at the University of Ottawa. The conference will be given in both official languages. Simultaneous translation will not be offered.

Please confirm your presence by sending an RSVP to rdm@uottawa.ca before January 25, 2017.






University Librarian, University of Ottawa





Guest speaker

Director, Portage Network

Chuck will speak about Canada’s developing national research data culture, services and infrastructure, in the context of the work of the Portage Network. [PDF]




Guest speaker

Senior Policy Analyst, SSHRC

Jeremy will discuss Tri-Agency data management policy development, including the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management. [PDF]


Coffee break



Researcher presentations

Science & Engineering Research Liaison Librarian

Melissa will present preliminary results from the uOttawa Research Data Management survey which ran November 14-25, 2016. The survey is part of a nationally-coordinated effort to understand the RDM needs and attitudes of University-based researchers. [PDF]

Doctoral student, Universitat Politècnica de València

Drawing both on other scholars' previous research and on her interactions with researchers in several disciplines, Inma will provide an overview of the enabling factors and challenges which researchers experience in the process of reusing data. [PDF]

Associate Professor, Department of Communication

Patrick McCurdy will discuss research data management in the context of his SSHRC funded research project, Mediatoil. The Mediatoil project is a database of information and images to help Canadians better understand how public campaigns can influence their perception of energy development. [PDF]


Closing remarks

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