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Research Data Management at Queen's University  

Guide to Research Data Management planning
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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The whole notion of developing a data management plan and depositing data may seem daunting to some. Queen's University Library is here to support and partner with you to make sure this process is as painless as possible. See the Writing a Data Management Plan tab for more information. 

For assistance please contact your Subject Liaison Librarian. Or contact



    Sincere thanks to the team at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA for allowing us to use their Research Data Management template.


    Why Deposit Your Data?


    Why Manage Your Research Data?    

    Managing your research data will help you: 

    • meet grant requirements and/or produce a more competitive grant application
    • increase the impact and visibility of your research
    • encouraging the discovery and use of existing data to explore new research questions
    • better guarantee your data are accurate, complete, authentic, and reliable
    • ensure long-term preservation of data for future researchers
    • ensure compliance with ethics and privacy policies

    Queen’s University Library provides Research Data Management Services. For more information, see our brief PowerPoint presentation on Research Data Management, or contact us.

    What about finishing my research?

    Researchers need time to complete research and publish.  Embargos can be set on deposited data, restricting access for a set period of time to ensure researchers have the chance to make full use of their data before making it available to others. 


    Archiving does not generally affect copyright ownership. Depositors can specify conditions on data use, and re-users must submit to the conditions set by the depositor and the archive. Data are disseminated for research and teaching only, not for commercial purposes.

    Suggest material to be archived

    Have you collected research data? Are you aware of quantitative or qualitative data which should be archived at Queen’s?  Make a suggestion by e-mail to


      Lifecycle of Digital Research Data

      While there are many ways of looking at the data life cycle, this particular image emphasizes the repurposing and re-use of data, which is a driving force behind the success of data intensive science and the reason why data management has been deemed so important.

      Source: Humphrey, Charles. (2006). “e-Science and the life cycle of research.” Retrieved 23 January 2011 from


      Support for Data Management

      Contact Information:

      Michele Chittenden

      Acting Head, Academic Services

      (613) 533-2833

      Alexandra Cooper

      Data Technician

      (613) 533-6000 x77481

      Tatiana Zaraiskaya

      E-Science Librarian

      (613) 533-6000 x78770

      Jeff Moon - on leave for 2016

      Data Librarian

      Academic Director, Queen's Research Data Centre

      Subject Liaison Librarians

      Data Services, Lower Level, Stauffer Library,

      101 Union Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 5C4

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