Funding agency guidelines

Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management

  • The Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management was adopted on June 15, 2016.
  • These principles articulate responsibilities at the researcher, research community, research institution and research funder level
  • Responsibilities include:
    • Data management planning
    • Agreement with all ethical, legal, and commercial obligations
    • Adherence to standards
    • Secure collection and storage
    • Preservation, retention, and sharing of data where permitted
    • All data to be accompanied by quality, standards-based metadata
    • Timeliness of sharing to accompany supporting publications
    • Use of data to be respected, acknowledged, and cited
    • Efficiency and cost-effectiveness
  • SSHRC has an additional Research Data Archiving Policy that complements the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management. See below for an excerpt from the policy:
    • “All research data collected with the use of SSHRC funds must be preserved and made available for use by others within a reasonable period of time. SSHRC considers “a reasonable period” to be within two years of the completion of the research project for which the data was collected.”

Additional funder guidelines:

  • Canadian funder data archiving policies are listed in Sherpa Juliet
  • Global funder mandates can be found in ROARMAP
  • MIT provides a helpful overview of US mandates