UPDATE ON DATA MANAGEMENT (AND SHARING) POLICES US AND CANADA Sherry Lake University of Virginia iConference 2013 February 12, 2013
Outline• U.S. Funders• Canadian Funders• Other Policies – Domain specific professional groups – Journals• Organizational Support – Institutions
US Funding Agencies Requirement• The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-110 provides the federal administrative requirements for grants and agreements with institutions of higher education, hospitals and other non-profit organizations.• In1999, revised to provide public access under some circumstances to research data through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).• Funding agencies have implemented the OMB requirement in various ways.
US Funding Agencies• Require a Data Management Plan (DMP) – National Science Foundation – National Institutes of Health – National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research (NOAA) – Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) – National Endowment of Humanities – office of digital humanities (NEH)• Require Sharing of Results – NASA – NEH – Preservation & Access This list is not inclusive.
Research Data Polices in Canada• Canada Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Policy on Access to Research Outputs• Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – Research Data Archiving Policy• Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) – Implementing some policies through specific projects
Research Data Canada• Working group to address problems on access & preservation of data from Canadian Research• Challenges to be addressed collectively from a national perspective with the participation of all parts of the research community, including researchers themselves who create and use this data.• Supported by National Research Council Canada
Other Data Policies (Examples)US • American Psychology Association (APA)Canada • McGill University • Fisheries & Oceans Canada (one example of a government department data policy)Journals • Nature Publishing Group
Library OrganizationsUS – Association of Research Libraries (ARL) – ASERL (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries) – Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)Canada – Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)
ARL/DLF E-Science InstituteGoal: to help academic and research libraries developa strategic agenda for e-research support, with aparticular focus on the sciences• Initial cohort July 2011: 70 institutions• Sept-Dec. 2012 offered in partnership with DuraSpace • additional 22 institutions • http://duraspace.org/esi-course-description
ASERL/SURAAssociation of Southeastern Research Libraries SoutheasternUniversities Research AssociationDeveloped model language for their memberuniversities to consider when drafting policy tosupport data management policies at theirinstitutionshttp://www.aserl.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ASERL-SURA_Model_Language_RDM_Policy_Language_FINAL.pdf
Institutions• UW-Madison (Policy on Data Stewardship, Access, and retention – Feb 2011)
CLIR: Digital Library Federation• Data Curation Post Doctoral Program Creating a professional career path for data specialists aligned with the discipline but grounded with data curation community. – Science and Social Sciences • Purdue - Scientific Data Management – Medieval Studies • Funded by Mellon Foundation • http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/dc- medieval