Policy Committee

Terms of Reference

 

Roles and Responsibilities

The role of the Policy Committee is to identify, policy committeecompare, and note current data management practices and policies; compare with national and international best practices, note gaps and barriers, and make recommendations to support effective data management practices, including intersections with international efforts. Based on direction from the Executive Director and the Steering Committee, the Policy Committee will establish Working Groups that will carry out activities and generate appropriate outputs. These will be approved by the Committee and forwarded to the Steering Committee for distribution through the appropriate channels.

The Committee’s work will embody the core values of openness, transparency, sharing, and collaboration, ultimately leading to a high degree of access, interoperability, and preservation for Canadian research data. An important approach for all RDC Committees and Working Groups is to encourage participation of individuals with knowledge in the area, as well as to provide a forum for capacity building of Canada’s research data management community.

PC Working Groups

  1. RDC RDM Principles:  Policy Templates Working Group: Will develop a collection of existing RDM Policies (harvested from the international and RDC stakeholder community, and including OA, Data Deposit, etc.) and create templates to facilitate adoption in Canada, including the distribution of a survey if appropriate.
  2. Best Practices: Research Data and Data Governance Policy Working Group: Will review existing data governance policy frameworks and intersections with research data, and create a summary and knowledgebase.
  3. Best Practices: Research Data Intellectual Property Policies Working Group: Will review existing IP policy frameworks and intersections with research data, and create a summary and knowledgebase.

Members

Name Role Organization
Peter Wilenius A representative from CANARIE CANARIE Inc.
Janet Halliwell A representative from CASRAI-CA CASRAI
Shannon Cobb A representative from T3++ National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Jeremy Geelen A representative from T3++ Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Jessica Mankowski A representative from T3++ Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Adrian Burton A representative from an international research data management agency Australian National Data Service (ANDS),
TBD A representative from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada TBD
Kaitlyn Gutteridge/Megan Meredith-Lobay A representative from the Canadian university research administration community University of British Columbia
John Thompson A representative from the Canadian university research administration community University of Waterloo
TBD A representative from the Canadian academic/college library community TBD
Gordon McDonald A representative from a research information system software vendor Process Pathways
Mark Roman A representative from the Canadian CIO community Simon Fraser University
TBD A representative from Canadian Privacy Officers TBD
Donna Dosman A representative from a federal research agency Research Data Centres
TBD A representative from a provincial funding agency TBD
Barb Carra At large Cybera
Barbara Porrett At large International Development Research Centre
Mark Leggott RDC Executive Director Research Data Canada

Members represent various areas of expertise relevant to the work of the Committee. Terms are renewable, current term: September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2018


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