What is Open Data?
Open Data is primarily about non-personal data; it does not contain information that may identify a specific individual. Also, some government data may not be open due to national security restrictions.
Tri-Agency Publication-Related Research Data
What are the data management requirements of the Tri-Agencies of Canada?
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
CIHR grant holders have the following responsibilities:
- deposit bioinformatics, atomic, and molecular coordinate data into the appropriate public database, as already required by most journals, immediately upon publication of research results
- retain original data sets for a minimum of five years after the end of the grant (or longer if other policies apply).This applies to all data, whether published or not
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
- NSERC and SSHRC grant recipients are not required to make their data openly accessible or archived at this time, but the Tri-Agency Statement on Principles of Digital Data Management provide guidance on good data management practices
- Note: SSHRC has a Research Data Archiving Policy to facilitate making data that has been collected with the support of SSHRC funds available to other researchers.
Open Data at the University of Waterloo
Eva Dodsworth, geospatial data services librarian (edodsworth at uwaterloo.ca)
Kathy Szigeti, liaison librarian (kszigeti at uwaterloo.ca)
Agnes Zientarska-Kayko, liaison & government information librarian (azientar at uwaterloo.ca)