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What is "open data" anyway? An introduction to licensing and copyright for research data in Canada


In the ever-evolving digital landscape, the management of research data, including data licensing and copyright, is of utmost importance. This 2-hour workshop will provide a forum for participants to learn more about data licensing and copyright. Led by Learning and Training Manager Shanna Hollich from Creative Commons, this event aims to equip participants with the knowledge and best practices they need to navigate the complexities of data licensing and copyright effectively. The webinar will feature interactive components, including opportunities for Q&A throughout. Content will be presented in English with simultaneous interpretation in French. Slides and other materials will be made available in French and English. This session will be recorded. 

By the end of the workshop, participants will have an understanding of the basic principles of copyright, how it works, and where it applies. Participants will be able to describe the benefits of open licensing and the basics of how Creative Commons licenses work, have a deeper understanding of how research data interacts with copyright and open licensing, and know where to find additional information and resources. 

Who Should Attend

  • RDM professionals
  • Data managers
  • Librarians
  • Academic professionals
  • Researchers
  • Anyone interested in data licensing and copyright in research

While free, spaces for this workshop will be limited. Participants are encouraged to register early to secure a spot.

This event is a collaboration between the Digital Research Alliance of Canada, Borealis, and the Alliance’s Curation Events Working Group