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This guide presents best practices in research data management

The NSERC Position Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) recognize the importance of data planning and sharing in their Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management.

NSERC recommends that a data management plan (DMP) be submitted along with the grant application, but does dot require it.

The CIHR Position

"Recipients of CIHR funding are required to adhere with the following responsibilities:

  • Deposit bioinformatics, atomic, and molecular coordinate data into the appropriate public database (e.g. gene sequences deposited in GenBank) immediately upon publication of research results. Please refer to the Annex for examples of research outputs and the corresponding publicly accessible repository or database.
  • Retain original data sets for a minimum of five years after the end of the grant (or longer if other policies apply).This applies to all data, whether published or not. The grant recipient's institution and research ethics board may have additional policies and practices regarding the preservation, retention, and protection of research data that must be respected."

Publishers' Policies and Requirements

Some of the most important publishers have research data management-related requirements or policies.