Published institutional research data management strategies

The Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy requires that by March 1, 2023, each postsecondary institution and research hospital eligible to administer funds from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) or Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) create and share, with the agencies and on its website, an institutional research data management (RDM) strategy that describes how the institution will provide its researchers with an environment that enables and supports RDM.

By publishing links to institutional strategies, the agencies are not approving or endorsing the content of these strategies. This list is intended to support institutions in learning from each other as they work to improve their institutional RDM capacity.

Each strategy is linked to its institution’s website and is available in the languages published by the institution. We encourage each institution to publish their RDM strategy in HTML and/or Word format, to reduce barriers to accessibility. Links to external websites and content are not managed by the tri-agencies and are provided for the convenience of the Canadian research community.


Published institutional strategies

The agencies are pleased to share the following institutional RDM strategies:


Submit your institution’s strategy

If your institution has completed its institutional RDM strategy, notify one of the agencies:


Resources and information

The Digital Research Alliance of Canada has developed a suite of institutional RDM strategy supports, including a strategy template.

For more information on institutional RDM strategies, see Frequently Asked Questions.