Concordia's Institutional Research Data Management Strategy

In 2021, the Tri-Agency published a Research Data Management (RDM) Policy with the objective to support Canadian research excellence by promoting sound RDM and data stewardship practices. The Policy requires each institution administering Tri-Agency funds to create an Institutional RDM Strategy that outlines how institutions will develop awareness of and support for exemplary data management practices.


The University acknowledges the need to support researchers in the area of research data management. Therefore, in response to the Tri-Agency RDM Policy, a strategy document was developed by the Research Data Management (RDM) Project Team. This team reported to the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies and the University Librarian, and was comprised of the following members:

  • Jared Wiercinski, Associate University Librarian, Research & Graduate Studies (Chair)
  • Tarik Alj, Manager, IT Research Support, IITS
  • Marie-Pierre Aubé, University Archivist
  • Danielle Dennie, Research Data Librarian
  • Michael Groenendyk, Digital Scholarship Librarian
  • Alex Guindon, GIS & Data Librarian
  • Dominique Michaud, Director, Research Development, Office of Research
  • Monica Toca, Manager, Research Ethics, Office of Research
  • Associate Deans (Research) from the four Faculties (on a consultation basis)

Going forward, the RDM Project Team will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the strategy.


The Project Team led a series of consultations prior to the approval of the strategy by Senate on February 17, 2023.

Group consulted Date
Associate Deans of Research May-June 2021
VP Research & Graduate Studies Executive Team February 2022
University Research Committee October 2022
Academic Cabinet November 2022
Senate Research Committee December 2022
Senate February 2023

Institutional RDM Strategy

The objective of the strategy is to help researchers work towards adopting data management best practices and to express Concordia University's commitment towards excellence in this area. The current strategy document covers a three-year period and will be revised by the RDM Team after this time to assess attainment of deliverables and to reflect changes in the research data management landscape at Concordia, as well as provincially, nationally, and internationally.

Read Concordia's Institutional Research Data Management Strategy


If you have questions or comments about Research Data Management, the Institutional Strategy or the requirements of the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy, please reach out to us:

Research Data Management Guide

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