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Data Services

Data Management Services assists Brandon researchers with the organization, management, and curation of research data to enhance its preservation and access now and into the future

Tri-Agency Policy and Guidelines Pertaining to Open Data

Harmonized Tri-Council Policies
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) 

"deposit bioinformatics, atomic, and molecular coordinate data into the appropriate public database (e.g. gene sequences deposited in GenBank) immediately upon publication of research results"

"retain original data sets for a minimum of five years (or longer if other policies apply)"

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) 

"All research data collected with the use of SSHRC funds must be preserved and made available for use by others within a reasonable period of time. SSHRC considers "a reasonable period" to be within two years of the completion of the research project for which the data was collected."

"Costs associated with preparing research data for deposit are considered eligible expenses in SSHRC research grant programs."


“Where the contribution is a peer-reviewed journal publications resulting from tri-agency (NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR) grants awarded May 1, 2015 and onward, it must be freely accessible online within 12 months of publication, as required by the  Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications.”

Government of Canada

Other Relevant Tri-Agency  Policies and non-Tri-Agency Guidelines


Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans
Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit & Métis Peoples of Canada

Brandon University Research

Brandon University Research Committee (BURC)  Policies and Procedures
Senate Research Policies.
  • These include several institutional, animal care and human ethics policies. 

American Funding Agency DMP Requirements

Article and Data Sharing Requirements by Federal Agency.  
  • This is a SPARC community resource for tracking, comparing, and understanding both current and future U.S. federal funder requirements for sharing research articles and research data.
Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing
NIH Data Sharing Policy and Implementation Guidance

Broader Funder Policies

  • Enables researchers to learn about Open Access Policies of various funders.  These policies can include information about Open Data Requirements.

Overview of UK Funding Agencies Requirements 
  • Provided by the Digital Curation Centre.