Project Management

Project management


Keep your project organized and manageable with these tools and services. Data management planning, analysis tools, and data visualization are supported by the Dalhousie Libraries.

The Office of Research Services supports all stages of grant management, as well as research ethics and compliance. Research methodology and analysis support may be provided at the individual department or unit in your discipline or faculty. While research methodology and analysis support is currently not available at a system wide level, support may be provided at the individual department or unit level in your discipline or faculty.

Grant management


CONTACT: ORS


Grant management is an imperative step to appropriate collection and use of research funding. The Dalhousie Office of Research Services (ORS) will assist with overseeing and handling of funds. Consult with them on documentation required, application approvals, financial aspects, Notice of Award received and more:  

Services and tools:

Research Data Management (RDM)


CONTACT
Subject Liaison Librarian, data.management@dal.ca

Research data management (RDM) is the practice of collecting, documenting, organizing, storing and sharing your data. Well done, it improves research efficiency, and allows for verification and reuse. Having a data management plan helps to preserve your data, facilitates sharing and visibility of your research, and allows you to meet applicable grant requirements. 

Subject liaison librarians can assist with general data management and with development/adherence to a data management plan (DMP). 

Services and tools:

  • Review RDM basics.
  • Learn more about research data management and your options at Dalhousie through the Data Management LibGuides.
  • Consult DMP Assistant, a tool to help you develop your data plan.
  • Create Metadata (data that describes your data) to make your work findable and reusable.
  • Citation Management facilitates research sources management and will improve eventual research publication.
  • Consider Data Repositories and how they could assist your DMP and future research.

 

Ethical conduct

CONTACT: Office of Research Services (ORS)Research Ethics Board (REB)

Research ethics is central to a positive and productive research environment. Contact the Research Ethics Office of Research Services to ensure you have the appropriate approval and plans in place at the unit and the university level. Researchers should consider and comply with ethical practices at every step of the research process. 

Review REB guidelines and policies, apply for REB approval and understand Principle Investigator (PI) role and accountability throughout the research process.  

Services and tools:

Analysis tools

Analysis Support encompasses processing your collected data to be able to successfully present your research results. It is a fundamental step of the research cycle and can include analysis technology and statistical consulting. Visualizing data can also help you tell your story.

Services and tools:

  • Contact Statistical Consulting for assistance with data collections and analysis on a fee-for service basis.
  • Check with the Research Office in your faculty and your supervisor to see if there are supports available at the unit level.
  • RIM (Research in Medicine) students should consult the RIM Brightspace to find support contacts in both Halifax and Saint John.
  • Work with analysis software such as NVivo, SPSS, or SAS (requires login).
  • Get advice on use of data visualization tools through the Data & GIS Services and the faculty of Computer Science