Roles and Responsibilities
The role of the Policy Committee is to identify, compare, 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
|Peter Wilenius||A representative from CANARIE||CANARIE Inc.|
|Janet Halliwell||A representative from CASRAI-CA||CASRAI|
|Shannon Cobb||A representative from the Tri-Agencies||National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada|
|Alexander Thistlewood||A representative from the Tri-Agencies||Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)|
|Jeremy Geelen||A representative from the Tri-Agencies||Canadian Institutes of Health Research|
|TBD||A representative from an international research data management agency||TBD|
|Michèle Beaudry||A representative from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)||ISED|
|Terry Campbell||A representative from the Canadian university research administration community||University of Ottawa|
|John Thompson||A representative from the Canadian university research administration community||University of Waterloo|
|Kelly Cobey||A representative from the Canadian academic/college library community||The Ottawa Hospital|
|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|
|Jeff Gardner||A representative from Canadian Privacy Officers||University of British Columbia|
|TBD||A representative from a federal research agency||TBD|
|TBD||A representative from a provincial funding agency||TBD|
|Barb Carra||At large||Cybera|
|Dominique Roche||Member at large||Carleton University|
|Fernando Perini||Member 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