The three federal research funding agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (the agencies)—have developed a draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy, which aims to support Canadian research excellence by fostering sound digital data management and data stewardship practices. 

The policy includes suggested requirements related to institutional data management strategies, researcher data management plans and data deposit.

The three agencies invite institutions, associations, organizations and individuals to comment on the draft policy and its usefulness in advancing data management practices in Canada. 

The agencies will be accepting feedback on the draft policy until August 31, 2018. 

All consultation feedback will be considered for the development of the final policy text, which sould be launched in 2019. 


To learn more about the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy and the consultation process