This session is jointly sponsored by Research Data Canada (RDC), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) on behalf of federal funders. Walter Stewart, Co-ordinator RDC, will moderate the session. Ted Hewitt, Executive Vice-President SSHRC, will speak to the reasons and the mechanisms for the introduction of a requirement for Data Management Plans (DMP) in Canada and the consultation process underway by the TC3+. Chuck Humphrey, Research Data Management Services Coordinator at the University of Alberta, and Wendy Watkins, Data Librarian at Carleton University, will provide practical advice in preparing a DMP and will demonstrate Web-based tools supporting this. Participants are encouraged to bring a research use case for developing a data management plan in their context. Participants will come away from the session with the following:
An appreciation of the value of data management plans
An understanding of the content that goes into a data management plan and of tools that will help prepare such a plan
An awareness of where to go for support in preparing a data management plan.
An overview of developments to build research data management infrastructure around the country.