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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Research Data Management

The Office of Research Services is currently building capacity surrounding research data management (RDM), which is related to the collection, storage, preservation, and access to data produced from a given investigation. Further existing resources are also available through the Library.

On March 16, 2021, the Tri-Agency announced the launch of the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy. “These standards support research excellence by ensuring that research is performed ethically and makes good use of public funds, experiments and studies are replicable, and research results are as accessible as possible.” Frequently Asked Questions about the policy and the associated requirements for institutions and researchers are available online. 

Implementation: 

Draft RDM Policy Release - Public Consultation - RDM Policy Launched - DMP Requirement - Institutional Strategies - Data Deposit

The Tri-Agencies plan is to implement the policy incrementally:

  • Data management plans: By spring 2022, the Agencies will identify the initial set of funding opportunities subject to the DMP requirement. The Agencies will pilot the DMP requirement in targeted funding opportunities before this date.
  • Institutional strategies: By March 1, 2023, research institutions must post their RDM strategies 
  • Data deposit: After reviewing the institutional strategies and in line with the readiness of the Canadian research community, the Agencies will phase in the deposit requirement.

Ontario Tech University Implementation Plan:

Some preparations that the Office of Research Services will be conducting to meet the requirements of this Policy include:

  • the creation of an RDM Committee with an established Terms of Reference,
  • an environment scan,
  • asset mapping of Ontario Tech RDM-related resources,
  • and lastly, the establishment of an institutional strategy for Ontario Tech.

This will be followed by a communications strategy to raise awareness of the RDM institutional strategy amongst the Ontario Tech research population.

Questions:

Please direct any questions to research@ontariotechu.ca. Further existing resources are also available through the Library.