Importance of Research Data and Research Data Management

As policies and norms shift to make research data more widely accessible to the public, it has never been clearer that effective RDM is integral to producing meaningful research. Effective RDM is complex. RDM tasks span the research lifecycle and require researchers to draw on their disciplinary knowledge, ethical judgement, and technical knowledge to make many decisions. Seemingly small choices in how research is stored and managed can significantly impact the future social and academic benefits of that research. By establishing and promoting best practices guided by the principles listed in this document, Lakehead is committed to supporting our researchers and their partners in their RDM decisions, and this, in turn, allows our researchers to generate high-impact work.