Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Institutional Research Data Management Strategies

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Wong, S. (2024). Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Institutional Research Data Management Strategies: A Contributive Justice Approach. International Journal of Librarianship, 8(4), 97–113. https://doi.org/10.23974/ijol.2024.vol8.4.339
Received 2023-08-24
Accepted 2024-01-19
Published 2024-01-31


Research data management (RDM) is a field of emerging concern for academic librarians. As funder agencies increasingly mandate institutions and researchers to ethically and responsibly manage their research data, academic librarians are frequently tasked with creating institutional strategies and services to support researchers. This article explores how a racialized librarian at a medium-sized, teaching-focused Canadian university created an institutional research data management strategy through a process informed by critical librarianship research and contributive justice (Gomberg, 2016; Honma & Chu, 2018). It examines the lack of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) principles in both funder directives and RDM research literature and proposes an approach to do institutional RDM work in an EDI-centered way.



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