Sheridan continues its efforts in the implementation of a Research Data Management (RDM) strategy across the college. This policy works to further Canadian research excellence by promoting sound data management and data stewardship practices. Sheridan has chosen to take a broader approach to research data management by ensuring best practices in the management of research data are inclusive of all Scholarship, Research and Creative Activities (SRCA) at Sheridan.
Data that are used as primary sources to support technical or scientific enquiry, research, scholarship, or artistic activity, and that are used as evidence in the research process and/or are commonly accepted in the research community as necessary to validate research findings and results. All other digital and non-digital content have the potential of becoming research data. Research data may be experimental data, observational data, operational data, third party data, public sector data, monitoring data, processed data, or repurposed data.