Research Data Management Day 2018


Research Data Management Day 2018

Research Data Management is coming…. Are you ready? Join us on Monday, September 17 for a day long session on research data management – understand the upcoming policies and tools that your research project will need for the future. RSVP to for afternoon workshop preferred, but drop-ins welcome.

Monday, September 17th,2018.

9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Library Atrium (5th floor)

Refreshments will be served.

Morning Sessions:

9:30 am -10:30 am - Research Data Management Primer

James Doiron, Research Data Management (RDM) Services Coordinator for the University of Alberta Libraries, will discuss the current and evolving Canadian RDM landscape, including the recent ‘Tri-Agency Research Data Management Draft Policy’.  James will additionally speak to the current and ongoing work of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Portage Network, which focuses upon coordinating expertise, services and technology in research data management while seeking to collaborate with RDM stakeholders across Canada. Additionally, a number of RDM supports and services which are available to the University of Winnipeg community will be touched upon, including the Portage Data Management Planning (DMP) Assistant platform, Dataverse, and the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR).

10:30 am – 11:30 am – Advanced Research Computing

Patrick Mann, WestGrid, will discuss Advanced Research Computing (ARC), which includes cloud, supercomputers / high performance computing (HPC), data management, and data storage, all in support of research.

Afternoon Workshop:

1:30 pm -3:30 pm - Data Management Planning 101 

James Doiron, Research Data Management (RDM) Services Coordinator for the University of Alberta Libraries, will offer an applied session focused upon research data management planning. Topics covered will include the importance and benefits of DMPs, how they can support your research, as well as an in-depth look at their content. Additionally, a hands-on demonstration of the freely available Portage Data Management Planning (DMP) Assistant platform will be offered. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops should they wish to create a DMP Assistant account and learn to navigate and use this gold standard data management planning tool.

Speaker Bios

James Doiron is the Research Data Management Services Coordinator for the University of Alberta libraries. With an educational background in the Social Sciences (BA (hon), Psychology &  MA, Criminology), he has over 15 years of applied research data management experience, including with large multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research teams, and across a wide range of research areas and disciplines. James has extensive experience managing both quantitative and qualitative research data throughout their lifecycle and has provided essential support to a wide range of research projects, including data management advisement to support both immediate and long-term project goals, and data preservation. James is an active member on a wide range of local, national, and international advisory committees and working groups, including the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Portage network Research Data Management Training and Data Management Planning Expert Groups, and Dataverse North Working Group, as well as the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Research Data Management Interest Group.

Patrick Mann has a broad range of academic and commercial expertise as an IT and computational science specialist. His areas of focus include cloud computing, virtualization, networking, systems architecture, system administration, and collaboration. Prior to joining WestGrid, Patrick served as IT Director for a partnership between Carbon Management Canada and the International Performance Assessment Centre for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide. He has worked as a private contractor, providing Amazon Web Services consulting and development services, and has led strategic IT initiatives through senior leadership positions at Cybera Inc., as Chief Technology Officer, and the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), as the Director of the Computing and Telecommunications Services Department. Patrick has a D.Phil. in computational astrophysics from the University of Oxford.


Please contact Brianne Selman, Scholarly Communications & Copyright Librarian, with any questions.