The Tri-Agencies of Canada have recently adopted a RDM policy (April 2021). The three main pillars of the policy are a) institutional strategies; b) fundees must complete a Data Management Plan in their application; and c) fundees must deposit their data on completion.
The Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy can be read here: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/063.nsf/eng/h_97610.html
The agencies plan to implement the policy incrementally:
- Institutional strategies: By March 1, 2023, institutions subject to this requirement must post their RDM strategies and notify the agencies whhen they have done so.
- Data management plans: By Spring 2022, the agencies will identify an initial set of funding opportunities that will be subject to the data management plan requirement.
- Data deposit: After reviewing the institutional RDM strategies, and in line with the readiness of the Canadian research community, the agencies will phase in the deposit requirement.
The RDM policy builds upon the previous Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management.
"This statement of principles outlines the Agencies’ overarching expectations regarding research data management, and the responsibilities of researchers, research communities, research institutions and research funders in meeting these expectations... The objective... is to promote excellence in digital data management practices and data stewardship in agency-funded research. It complements and builds upon existing agency policies, and serves as a guide to assist researchers, research communities and research institutions in adhering to the agencies’ current and future research data management requirements." (December 21, 2016)
December 2019 Post-Consultation Update: http://www.science.gc.ca/eic/site/063.nsf/eng/h_547652FB.html?OpenDocument