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Data Management Plan (DMP) Boot Camp

Data Management Plan (DMP) Boot Camp In-Person

Data Management Plans are both incredibly helpful research tools and increasingly required for grants but it can hard to know how to complete a Data Management Plan if it’s your first time. If you're in the process of creating a DMP, either for a grant application or for your own research, join RDM Services for this afternoon session. By the end of the session, you’ll understand what the major components of a DMP are and walk away with a potentially completed plan for your own research!

This session is especially relevant if you’re in the beginning stages of a research project or streamlining best practices for your research team. Come on your own or bring your whole research group. This 3-hour session will briefly introduce the different sections of a DMP and all the important things to consider as you build it. The RDM services team will provide tailored guidance as you write your plan on site, and we'll have some light snacks and refreshments to keep you going. Come away with a clear path forward or even a finished DMP!

Let us know if you're solo or joining as a research team - we'll make sure you have space to work together.

Details: This in-person workshop will occur at the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship. The session will not be recorded.

Preliminary Work/Prerequisites: Consult with PIs, supervisors, or anyone else to ensure you have access to any data-related information (including ethics requirments) you need to actively work on a DMP.

Facilitator Bios: Isaac Pratt (he/him) is McMaster's Research Data Management Specialist. A research scientist by training, he has a PhD in Anatomy & Cell Biology. He leverages nearly a decade of interdisciplinary research experience to help support students, staff, and faculty. His expertise lies in questions surrounding data storage, security, planning, archival, and sharing. Isaac also provides support and curation services for McMaster Dataverse. His other interests include reproducible research methods, open science, and data science. Email Isaac at pratti@mcmaster.ca.

Danica Evering (they/them) is McMaster's Research Data Management Specialist. They hold expansive experience with research support, education, project management, advocacy, and knowledge translation; with fluency in social practice art, healthcare, community research, data, and systems development. Danica supports students, postdocs, faculty, and staff with RDM through the data lifecycle—Data Management Plans, storage and backup, data security, data sharing. With an MA in Media Studies from Concordia, they are interested in fostering RDM within curious scholars and disciplines. Email Danica at everingd@mcmaster.ca.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship (1st Floor, Mills Library)
  Research Data Management     SCDS Sponsored Events     Workshops  

Registration is required. There are 38 seats available.

More information on Sherman Centre Events can be found on the SCDS Events page.


The Sherman Centre and the McMaster University Library are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for its presenters and participants. As a participant in this session, you agree to support and help cultivate an experience that is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive, as well as free of harassment, discrimination, and oppression. We reserve the right to remove participants who exhibit harassing, malicious or persistently disruptive behaviour. Please refer to our code of conduct webpage for more information.

Event Organizer

Jason Brodeur

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