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Data Champions Panel: Researcher Perspectives on Research Data Management (RDM)

Tue. May. 23, 2023

UWinnipeg Library and Research Office, in partnership with UManitoba Libraries, invite you to attend Data Champions Panel: Researcher Perspectives on Research Data Management (RDM), a cross-institutional panel of ‘data champions’, moderated by Jaime Orr, RDM Librarian at UWinnipeg, and Janet Rothney, RDM Librarian at UManitoba. Taking place on Thursday, June 15th at 12:30 – 1:30 over Zoom, this panel offers attendees the opportunity to hear directly from researchers following RDM best practices, as they share their successes and challenges with managing and sharing their data. The panelists represent a range of disciplines, from health to humanities, and will share a variety of experiences working with data.

Date & Time: Thursday, June 15th at 12:30 – 1:30


About our panelists


Dr. Melanie Braith

Dr. Melanie Braith is a Senior Research Associate for the Six Seasons of the Asiniskaw Īthiniwak Partnership Project, and she acts as project manager for Six Seasons. The Six Seasons SSHRC partnership project supports the ongoing work of reclaiming Indigenous languages, histories, and knowledges among the Asiniskaw Īthiniwak (Rocky Cree). At the heart of the project is the development of a cycle of historical picture books set during the proto-contact period of the mid-1600s, a series of digital picture book apps that invite players to actively engage the Rocky Cree world, and curriculum guides to support the use of both books and apps in classrooms.


Jacqueline Hay 

Jacqueline Hay (she/her) is a Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba and co-creator of the Women’s Advanced Risk-Assessment in Manitoba (WARM) Hearts Study, a 1000 women prospective cohort study examining novel means to identify women at increased risk for cardiovascular diseaseShe has a growing passion for data management, with experience developing, piloting, and evaluating research-based data and emerging experience utilizing and leveraging electronic medical record data for research and program evaluation purposes. More recently, she co-led the development of the WARM Hearts data management plan, selected as an exemplar by the Digital Research Alliance of Canada to help guide future health researchers.


Dr. Chris Henry

Dr. Christopher Henry is a Professor in the Dept. of Applied Computer Science at the University of Winnipeg and is an Adjunct Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He has held NSERC Discovery funding throughout his career. The focus of Dr. Henry's work is the theory and application of machine learning, and he has extensive experience working in the areas of digital agriculture and remote sensing. With respect to digital agriculture, Dr. Henry has co-led the development of a research program, called TerraByte, that is dedicated to creating open data and models for digital agricultural applications. All data and models generated by TerraByte are currently hosted on an Object Storage System provided by the Digital Research Alliance of Canada (the Alliance), and this data is made available via a web portal running on an Alliance persistent cloud instance.

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