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

RDA COVID-19 Guidelines and Recommendations on Data Sharing, Part 2

Date/Time TBD (tentatively early September)
Presented by Mark Leggott and Guest Speakers (TBD)

Join Research Data Canada (RDC), Research Data Alliance (RDA), and guest speakers (TBD) for an hour long webinar that further delves into the process and outputs of the RDA COVID-19 Working Group, with added focus on the series of guides and navigational tools designed to further facilitate access to the RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines on Data Sharing (for more information, see The Value of RDA for COVID-19).

National Data Services Framework (NDSF) Summit 2020 Outcomes

Date/Time TBD (late September)
Presented by Mark Leggott and Robyn Nicholson of RDC

This webinar will focus on the outcomes of the 2020 National Data Services Framework (NDSF) Summit, which was held in Kanata, February 5-6, facilitated by the NDSF Working Group of the Research Data Canada (RDC) Infrastructure Committee. The Summit was well-attended with over 160 participants and facilitated in-depth discussion of national data services. The feedback from participants resulted in two key output documents:

Webinar Series: Data Ownership

Five-Part Webinar Series from October – December 2020

The preliminary details of each session are as follows:

  1. Ownership of Research Data (IP), Part 1: Data Ownership Writ Large
    This webinar will provide a comprehensive introduction to data ownership and intellectual property in the research context.
  2. Ownership of Research Data (IP), Part 2: Indigenous Research Data
    This webinar will be presented in a discussion panel format with representation from a variety of Canadian Indigenous perspectives – First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. This session will also endeavor to represent diverse stakeholder perspectives, such as researcher, funder, policymaker, and academic institution.
  3. Ownership of Research Data (IP), Part 3: The Academic Post-Secondary Context
    This webinar will detail research data ownership in the context of academic post-secondary institutions, with representation from both university and college perspectives.
  4. Ownership of Research Data (IP), Part 4: Standards and Protocols
    This webinar will approach research data ownership in the context of standards and protocols, such as the Data Use Ontology (DUO), W3C PROV, and others.
  5. Ownership of Research Data (IP), Part 5: The Open Science and Open Data Context
    This webinar will address research data ownership in the context of Open Science and Open Data.

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.