Research data management support

The Laurier Library offers research data management (RDM) consultations and information sessions to researchers, faculty, and students. We consult on the rationale for RDM, its fit within the research and grant lifecycle, data management plans, data documentation, metadata, and preservation.

In-person consultations

Contact Michael Steeleworthy, the Laurier Library Data Librarian, to arrange RDM consultations and information sessions for your research or research groups.


A number of self-service RDM support options are available for researchers.  While these services are not designed for the Canadian policy and funding landscape, most of their principles and practices can easily be transferred to your research project at Laurier

  • MANTRA - Online RDM course for researchers, University of Edinburgh
  • DMPTool - Recommended American data management planning tool
  • DMPOnline - Data management tool developed by the Data Curation Centre (UK)

While Research Data Management policy in Canada is still nascent, a number of working groups help coordinate awareness and policy change, and training: