Navigating the complex landscape of research data standards and data repositories can be challenging, particularly when taking into account privacy and cybersecurity concerns when using cloud solutions. As a support to McGill researchers across all disciplines, IT Services, Research Ethics, Libraries, and VPRI will hold drop-in hours where researchers will be able to discuss any questions related to their research data and research software.
Some topics may include: data sharing; (meta)data standards; cybersecurity; data privacy; data ownership; data curation; software vetting; data management; cloud directive.
- April 9th, 2-3 PM
- April 23th, 2-3 PM
Both sessions in April are full. Please check back later for more availabilities in the summer.
What kind of questions can I ask?
I collaborate with researchers across different universities. Is it secure to use X solution to share data?
I work with big data and heavily rely on high performance computers. What is the best repository for my data?
I work with human participants and I need to record my interviews. Can I use software X to record them, and software Y to upload them to an IT approved cloud solution?
I would like to use a software that is not yet approved by IT Services. Do I need to go through a vetting process?
I need to transcribe interviews using X software. Can I use that software to perform transcriptions of the recordings and/or content analysis?
I am planning my project’s data management. What are data models and standards most commonly used in my field? Where can I find this information?
I want to conduct anonymous surveys using X solution. Will this be a secure option?
I have a project with an industry partner that would like to use X software to manage the project’s sensitive data. What are the IP and privacy implications?
For questions related to the Drop-in Sessions please contact us at the drs [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Drop-in%20sessions) (Digital Research Services team)