Research Data Management in Practice


Wednesday April 12, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Virtual - Microsoft Teams

Join the Queen’s Data Champions (qDC) in a virtual panel, moderated by Dr. Betsy Donald, Associate Vice-Principal Research and SSHRC Leader, that explored Research Data Management in Practice. 

The goal of the panel was to provide Queen's University researchers with a forum to learn about various journeys in research data management (RDM) and to share lessons learned, promote best practices in RDM and build community and collaboration at Queen’s. The panel is aptly timed after the recent release of the Tri-Agency RDM Policy and increasing interest in enhancing RDM support and resources at Queen’s. 

Video (  Queen's NetID required): 

Note: For privacy reasons this video has been edited to remove the participant question and answer portion.

About our panellists 

Dr. Amber Simpson  is the Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Computing and Informatics, and Associate Professor jointly appointed in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and School of Computing at Queen’s University. She is an Affiliate of the Vector Institute for AI as well as a Senior Investigator at the Canadian Cancer Trials Group. Dr. Simpson is the new director of the Centre for Health Innovation, a joint centre with Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Queen’s. Her research group is focused on developing novel computational strategies for improving human health.   

Dr. Nathan Brinkow Thanyehténhas  is the Associate Head for Indigenous Studies.  
Nathan Brinklow Thanyehténhas is Turtle Clan from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. He is the Associate Head for Indigenous Studies and a Lecturer in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Professor Brinklow is passionate about Indigenous language revitalization. As a child, he grew up in a community that had largely lost its connection to their heritage and language. Inspired by the “Mohawk Hymns” sung by his grandmother, he studied at Shatiwennakará:tats, an adult language program in Tyendinaga territory. Today, Professor Brinklow still teaches in that program, in addition to his role at the university.

Dr. Patricia Collins  is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning, and is cross-appointed to the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. Her research is broadly situated within healthy and sustainable community planning, through examinations of the determinants of, inequities in, and threats to the liveability of neighbourhoods and cities. 

Ruslan Kain  is a 3rd year PhD student with the Telecommunications Research Lab (TRL) in the School of Computing at Queen's University. His research interests include edge computing, data science, edge democratization, algorithms, and machine learning. He is also the proud author of a TRL dataset published as part of Queen's Dataverse on Borealis.

About Queen’s Data Champions

The Queen’s Data Champions (qDC) is one of eighteen groups across Canada to receive funding from the Digital Research Alliance of Canada . The project aims to encourage a shift in research data culture by promoting sound research data management (RDM) practices. The qDC team includes five experts from across the university, working together to create and develop RDM learning resources for the Queen’s research community. The qDC includes:  

  • Alicia Cappello, Engineering & Science Librarian, Queen’s University Library 
  • Elise Degen, Communications & Relations, Centre for Advanced Computing 
  • Matt Clapp, Manager of Data Platform Services, Information Technology Services 
  • Meghan Goodchild, Research Data Management Librarian, Queen’s University Library / Scholars Portal 
  • Rebecca Pero, Information & Project Coordinator, Vice-Principal Research Portfolio) 

The 3-part Brown Bag RDM Information series, led by the Queen’s Data Champions (Fall 2022 and Winter 2023), was created with the goal to spread awareness and provide support to the Queen’s community. View slides and recordings from previous RDM sessions.


Questions? Email Andrea Hiltz
Issues with registration? Email James Ligthart

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Queen's Data Champions are supported in part by funding from the Digital Research Alliance of Canada.