This RDM Strategy applies to anyone who conducts research at Lakehead University (including but not limited to, faculty members, Adjunct Professors, postdoctoral fellows, students, research employees, etc.), whether the research is funded or non-funded, and as defined in the Lakehead University Research Integrity Policy and Tri-Agency Framework:  Responsible Conduct of Research. This document describes institutional strategies to enhance supports required for Lakehead University researchers to develop and execute research data management plans as required to meet the Tri-Agency RDM requirements or other research agreements, ethics requirements, including Indigenous data sovereignty considerations, or data retention requirements.

Lakehead University will ensure that researchers are made aware of the Tri-Agency RDM policy, this Strategy, and any changes to it. This Lakehead University RDM Strategy is a living document and will be updated as necessary to reflect changes to RDM best practices in Canada and elsewhere.

This Strategy applies to digital research data management, as well as any research data deposited in Lakehead’s institutional repositories or archives.