In order to strengthen the culture of data stewardship in Canada, RDC offers webinars on subjects related to research data management, curation, and preservation. Register for one of our upcoming webinars, or browse through our archives.

If you’d like to suggest a topic for an upcoming webinar, please contact RDC’s Executive Director, Mark Leggott: mark.leggott@rdc-drc.ca

Please note: the webinars will be conducted in English.

Archived Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Webinar Series: Data Ownership

Five-Part Webinar Series from October – December 2020

The details of each session are as follows:

Part 2: Indigenous Research Data

Date/Time: October 22, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Panelists: Stacy Allison-Cassin, York University; Joel Heath, Arctic Eider Society; Candice Sudlovenick, Arctic Eider Society; Lisa Binkley, Dalhousie University
Facilitator: TBC

This webinar will focus on Indigenous data ownership in the context of Canadian First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. Presented in a discussion panel format, panelists representing a range of stakeholder perspectives will discuss the nature of data ownership in their communities, the challenges facing them and the solutions available, and ways to foster better data sovereignty moving forward.


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Part 3: The Academic Post-Secondary Context

Date/Time: November 5, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Jeffrey Taylor, Nova Scotia Community College; Mark Joseph Daley, Western University
Facilitator: Jane Burpee, Centennial College

This webinar will focus on research data ownership in the context of academic post-secondary institutions, with representation from both university and college perspectives. Jeffrey Taylor, Associate Vice President of Research and Innovation at Nova Scotia Community College, and Mark Joseph Daley, Vice-President, Research at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and Professor at Western University, will explore data ownership and intellectual property in their respective academic post-secondary settings, highlighting challenges and opportunities.


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Part 4: Standards and Protocols

Date/Time: November 26, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Peter Goodhand, GA4GH; Guillaume Bourque, McGill University
Facilitator: Clare Appavoo, CRKN

This webinar will approach research data ownership in the context of standards and protocols, including the Data Use Ontology (DUO), W3C PROV, and others. Peter Goodhand, Chief Executive Officer for the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), and Guillaume Bourque, Professor of Human Genomics at McGill University, will discuss how various standards and protocols impact, influence, and improve research data ownership and issues of intellectual property, with particular focus on the genomics field.


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Part 5: The Open Science and Open Data Context

Date/Time: December 10, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Richard Gold, McGill University; Leslie Weir, Library and Archives Canada
Facilitator: David Castle, University of Victoria/Mark Leggott, Research Data Canada

This webinar will address research data ownership in the context of Open Science and Open Data. Speakers include Richard Gold, James McGill Professor in the Faculties of Law and Medicine at McGill University and a second speaker who will be confirmed shortly. The speakers will discuss how research data ownership and intellectual property factor into open science and open data, particularly in terms of policy development, and will also discuss the challenges and opportunities of open science and open data as they relate to innovation.


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Future Topics

Have a a suggestion for an upcoming webinar? Please contact RDC’s Executive Director, Mark Leggott.

ResearchLink: Canada’s Research Data Management Ecosystem

Presented by Mark Leggott, RDC

An overview of ResearchLink, a guide to Canadian services and resources supporting research data management.

Global Open Research Commons

Presented by TBD

IRIDIUM: an International Glossary of Research Data Management

Presented by TBD

An introduction to the IRIDIUM research data management glossary, and the approach to building a truly international resource.

Replication and Reproducibility of Research Results

Presented by TBD

An overview of approaches to reproducing and replicating research results and approaches to ensuring a more effective research ecosystem.