Research Data Management Resources

The following resources are available to support UBC researchers with research data management.

Don't know where to start?

RDM services and supports are oftentimes project-specific, and we encourage you to book a consultation with the relevant support unit to save you time and get the most accurate recommendations.

 

General Support

UBC Library

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High Performance Computing (HPC) Support / Service inquiries

Advanced Research Computing

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Workshops

UBC Library Research Commons

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Services and Support at UBC

 


 

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Data Management Plans

(encouraged/required by Tri-Agency Policy)

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A DMP is a document that sets out how you will organize, store, backup, and share data at each stage of your project.  The upcoming Tri-Agency RDM policy will recommend, and in certain cases require, a DMP to be submitted when applying for funding. 

DMP Assistant (Canadian)

A Canadian bilingual tool  to help prepare data management plans

 

DMP Tool (American)

A tool to create data management plans for US funders such as NIH of NSF

 

Additional Resources

Portage DMP Brief Guide
Portage DMP Exemplars

 

General Support

UBC Library

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HPC Support

Advanced Research Computing

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Data Deposits and Repositories

(required by Tri-Agency Policy)

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 Sharing data in a repository accelerates new research findings by eliminating the need to duplicate work, and allows for the verification of research conclusions.  The upcoming Tri-Agency RDM Policy will require projects funded by the Tri-Agency to deposit data into a recognized repository after the project's completion.

UBC Dataverse

A cross disciplinary data repository supporting online management and access to data

 

Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR)

A system for Canadian researchers to discover and share Canadian research data (accepted large datasets and files)

 

Support

UBC Library

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Data Discovery

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Making data findable via strong metadata will increase the impact of your work and build up your citations.  The Library can provide metadata support, as well as help to find data to support your research.

Finding Data

Support

UBC Library

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Make your Data Findable 

RDM Metadata Dictionary

A list of metadata standards divided by discipline

 

Support

UBC Library

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High Performance Computing

 

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Projects with HPC needs generally involve big data, large computational power, modelling, or visualization that cannot be handled by standard computing infrastructure.  If you don't know where to start, the ARC team would be happy to help.

UBC ARC Sockeye

 

Advanced research computing infrastructure available to UBC researchers across all disciplines

 

Westgrid Resources

National platform of computing and data storage resources

 

Commercial Cloud

Coming soon

 

CFI Consultations

Consultation and advice for technical specifications and  plan for computing infrastructure purchased through CFI funding

 

Support

Advanced Research Computing

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Collection and Sharing

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UBC offers a variety of data collection tools, as well as services and supports for data sharing agreements.  If you are unsure where to start, the ARC team would be happy to help.

Data Collection 

REDCap

A secure web application for building and managing research data collection instruments  

Support

Advanced Research Computing

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Qualtrics

An easy-to-use and FIPPA-compliant survey tool

 

Support

Qualtrics/UBC IT

 

 

NVivo

Tool for qualitative data collection and analysis

Support

UBC IT

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Research Partnerships

Support for creating research partnerships and data sharing agreements with groups outside of UBC

University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO)

Support for creating research partnerships and sharing agreements with groups outside of UBC

 

Support

UILO Staff Contacts

 

 


 

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Live Storage

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 UBC offers  live data storage options for data of various sizes, types, and project teams.  If you are unsure which option is best for your project, the ARC team would be happy to help.

Teamshare

Internal fileshare for UBC researchers
$0.15/gigabyte/year

 

One Drive

Secure file sharing for internal and external partners
1TB of storage per user

 

Support

UBC IT

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ownCloud

Dropbox-like storage for research data
Default quota of 50GB per user

 

Commercial Cloud

Coming soon

 

Chinook

Object storage platform available to UBC researchers by application 

 

Support

Advanced Research Computing

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Indigenous Data

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It is critical that research involving Indigenous data be based on respectful relationships between researchers and Indigenous communities.  Please consult the resources below when working with Indigenous data.

Indigenous Research Support Initiative (IRSI)

Professional support and services for Indigenous research collaborations

 

Support

IRSI Staff Contacts

 

  

First Nations Information Governance Centre – OCAP Principles

A set of standards that establish how First Nations data should be collected, protected, used, or shared

 

Support

First Nations Information Governance Centre

 

 


 

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Privacy and Security

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 When working with research involving human subjects, ensuring that data remains private and secure throughout the project is crucial.  UBC ARC and Ethics can provide support and recommendations for any sensitive data needs.

UBC ARC

Consulting service to provide solutions for data privacy and security needs

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UBC Office of Research Ethics

Advise on language and requirements for consent forms and other areas of research data involving human subjects

 

Support

Office of Research Ethics Staff Contacts