Upcoming Events

Research Data Management:

In conjunction with Research Week, we are hosting two events on Thursday, March 16:


12:15-1:30 p.m.: Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion on RDM

Whatever discipline you research in, managing your research data well is a challenge, but it’s also just good research practice.  Furthermore, granting agencies are beginning to mandate research data management plans.  Bring your ideas and questions to this multidisciplinary panel discussion about RDM.

James Doiron, Research Data Management Services Coordinator, U of A
Don Gill, Fine Arts
Dan O’Donnell, English/Digital Humanities
Clifford Donovan, MSc Neuroscience

Room L950 (downstairs in the library); bring your lunch and join the discussion!

Our second event that day will be a special guest presentation by James Doiron, Research Data Management Services Coordinator at the U of A:

From the Bird's Eye to the Bushes: Navigating Research Data Management in Canada

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, alcove on L10 behind the Information Desk; refreshments will be provided.

Special guest speaker James Doiron, Research Data Management Services Coordinator for the University of Alberta Libraries, will talk about the current dynamic state of Research Data Management in Canada, walk us through some thorny research data management situations, and introduce us to resources that are available to the U of L community.

James Doiron is the Research Data Management Services Coordinator, University of Alberta Libraries. With an educational background in the Social Sciences (Psychology/Criminology), he has over 14 years of experimental research experience, primarily with large multi-disciplinary and geographically dispersed research teams, and across a wide range of research areas including autism spectrum disorders, long-term care, and youth crime/violence.  James has extensive experience managing both quantitative and qualitative research data throughout their lifecycle, and in his various roles has provided essential research support to a wide range of research projects across institutions and disciplines, including data management advisement to support both immediate and long-term project goals, as well as archival and curation of research data. James actively sits on a number of local, national and international advisory and working groups, including the Statistics Canada Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) External Advisory Committee, the Portage Data Management Planning (DMP) and Research Data Management (RDM) Training Expert Groups, and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Research Data Management Interest Group.  

These events are part of Research Week, coordinated by the Office of Research and Innovation Services, and are hosted by the U of L Library and the Centre for the Study of Scholarly Communications.

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