Shared stewardship of research data

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When you login to DMP Assistant you will be directed to the 'My plans' page. From here you can edit, share, export or delete any of your plans. You will also see plans that have been shared with you by others.

Create a plan

To create a plan, click the 'Create plan' button from the 'My plans' page or the top menu. Select options from the drop-down menus and tickboxes to determine what questions and guidance you should be presented with. Confirm your selection by clicking 'Yes, create plan'

Write your plan

The tabbed interface allows you to navigate through different functions when editing your plan.

  • - 'Plan details' includes basic administrative details, tells you what sets of questions and guidance your plan is based on and gives you an overview to the questions that you will be asked.
  • - The following tab(s) present the questions to answer. There may be more than one tab if your funder or university asks different sets of questions at different stages e.g. at grant application and post-award.
  • - The 'Share' tab allows you to invite others to read or contribute to your plan.
  • - The 'Export' tab allows you to download your plan in various formats. This may be useful if you need to submit your plan as part of a grant application.

When viewing any of the question tabs, you will see the different sections of your plan displayed. Click into these in turn to answer the questions. You can format your responses using the text editing buttons.

Guidance is displayed in the right-hand panel. Click the '+' symbol to view this.

Remember to 'save' your responses before moving on.

Share plans

Insert the email address of any collaborators you would like to invite to read or edit your plan. Set the level of permissions you would like to grant them via the drop-down options and click to 'Add collaborator'

Export plans

From here you can download your plan in various formats. This may be useful if you need to submit your plan as part of a grant application. Choose what format you would like to view/download your plan in and click to export. When you login to DMP Assistant you will be directed to the 'My plans' page. From here you can edit, share, export or delete any of your plans. You will also see plans that have been shared with you by others.

If you require more guidance, email support@portagenetwork.ca.

Your university library might already provide support for developing a data management plan. Contact your liaison librarian at your university for further assistance. You will find below contact information for university libraries that have dedicated data management services or librarians.

If your institution is not listed here, please feel free to contact support@portagenetwork.ca and we will direct you to the best source of information for your query

Contact Info

Acadia University: Maggie Neilson

Brandon University: Carmen Kazakoff-Lane, Betty Braaksma

Brock University: Heather Whipple

Carleton University: Jane Fry, Sylvie Lafortune

Concordia University: Alex Guindon, Danielle Dennie

Kwantlen Polytechnic University: Chris Burns, Todd Mundle

Lakehead University: Debra Gold

MacEwan University: Tara Stieglitz

McGill University : K. Jane Burpee, Jenn Riley

McMaster University: RDM@McMaster, Jay Brodeur

Mount Allison University: Ruth Collings

Queen's University: Jeff Moon, Alexandra Cooper

Simon Fraser University: Carla Graebner, Jessica Gallinger and Alex Garnett

Trent University: Barbara Znamirowski

Université de Moncton: Victoria Volkanova

University of British Columbia: Eugene Barsky, Research Data Team

University of Alberta: Research Data Management Group, Larry Laliberte

University of Calgary: John Brosz, Susan Powelson

University of Guelph: Research & Scholarship Team

University of Lethbridge: Research Services Group [U. of Lethbridge Library]

University of Manitoba: Gary Strike

University of Ontario Institute of Technology: Katie Harding

University of Ottawa / Université d'Ottawa: uOttawa Library Research Data Management Group, Talia Chung

University of Regina: Marilyn Andrews

University of Saskatchewan: Kristin Bogdan

University of Victoria: Kathleen Matthews, Daniel Brendle-Moczuk

University of Waterloo: Research Data Management Services

Western University: Western RDM Group, Western Libraries RDM Subcommittee

Wilfrid Laurier University: Michael Steeleworthy