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Indigenous Research

Research Data Management (RDM)

Effective data management (RDM) is essential in supporting all phases of research - from design and implementation through to long-tem data stewardship.

In Spring 2021 the Tri-Agency RDM policy was released, notably highlighting the importance of institutional RDM strategies, data management planning, and long-term data stewardship.

The RDM related services and tools provided through the University of Alberta Library help researchers to effectively manage their data across the research life cycle.

For more information about RDM services at the University of Alberta go to:

University of Alberta Institutional Research Data Management Strategy


Research Data Management Services

What will a DMP do? 

A data management plan (DMP) helps you tol:

  • identify needs and implement consistent strategies for managing your data throughout your project
  • ensure that your research respects and supports the tenets of Indigenous data sovereignty
  • meet requirements, including those imposed by funders
  • reduce the overall cost of research by increasing project efficiencies
  • support open science, including with respect to long-term data stewardship



RDM Help


James Doiron - Research Data Management Strategies Director