University of Windsor Institutional RDM Strategy Committees

As required by the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy each post-secondary institution and research hospital eligible to administer CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC funds is required to create an institutional RDM strategy by March 1, 2023. The strategy will be made publicly available here, with contact information to which inquiries about the strategy can be directed. 

The strategy is being developed by the University of Windsor Research Data Management Steering Committee in close consultation with the University of Windsor Research Data Management Faculty Advisory Group.

University of Windsor Research Data Management Steering Committee:

Dr. Selinda Berg, University Librarian (co-chair)
Berenica Vejvoda, Research Data Librarian (co-chair)
Heather Pratt, Executive Director, Office of Research and Innovation Services
Dr. Natasha Wiebe, Research Funding Officer, Social Sciences, Humanities & Health Research, ORIS
Kate Rosser-Davies, Research Systems And Metrics Coordinator, ORIS
Dr. Sara Kenno, Research Coordinator, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, ORIS
Dr. Ingrid Qemo, Research Coordinator - Health, ORIS
Nicole Noel, Research Funding Officer - Institutional Projects and Communications, ORIS
Dr. Michelle Nevett, Research Coordinator - Science, ORIS
Vesna Kaps, Contract/Technology Transfer Manager, ORIS
Dr. Scott Martyn, Chair, Research Ethics Board/Professor
Harmony Peach, Manager, Office of Research Ethics  
Marcin Pulcer, Executive Director, Information Technology Services

University of Windsor Research Data Management Faculty Advisory Group:

Dr. Arezoo Emadi, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Guoqing Zhang, Mechanical, Automotive & Materials Engineering
Dr. Amy Peirone, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology
Dr. Nazim Habibov, Social Work
Dr. Jennifer Willet, School of Creative Arts
Dr. Fazle Baki, Odette School of Business
Dr. Lisa Porter, Executive Director, WE-Spark Health Institute/Biomedical Sciences
Kyle Lago, Translational Research Associate WE-Spark Health Institute/Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Francesco Biondi, Kinesiology
Dr. Cheri McGowan, Kinesiology
Dr. Jody Ralph, Faculty of Nursing 
Alice Grgicak-Mannion, Learning Specialist, School of Environment/GLIER

The University of Windsor's institutional RDM strategy will reflect the particular circumstances of the University—for example, institution size, research intensity, and existing RDM capacity—and will outline how the University of Windsor will provide its researchers with an environment which enables and supports research data management. The RDM strategy will include the following elements:

  • recognize data as an important research output;
  • support researchers in their efforts to establish and implement data management practices that are consistent with ethical, legal and commercial obligations, as well as tri-agency requirements, including the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans – 2nd edition, the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research, and other relevant policies;
  • promote the importance of data management to researchers, staff and students;
  • guide researchers on how to properly manage data in accordance with the principles outlined in the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management, including the development of data management plans;
  • commit to the adoption of established best practices when developing institutional standards and policies for data management plans;
  • support access to, repository services or other platforms that securely preserve, curate and provide appropriate access to research data;
  • recognize that data created in the context of research by and with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities, collectives and organizations will be managed according to principles developed and approved by those communities, collectives and organizations, and in partnership with them;
  • recognize that a distinctions-based approach is needed to ensure that the unique rights, interests and circumstances of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit are acknowledged, affirmed, and implemented.

It is further expected that the University of Windsor's institutional strategy will be regularly reviewed and revised where appropriate, especially as RDM services, infrastructure and practices evolve.


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