James Doiron is the Research Data Management Services Coordinator, University of Alberta Libraries. With an educational background in the Social Sciences (Psychology/Criminology), he has over 14 years of experimental research experience, primarily with large multi-disciplinary and geographically dispersed research teams, and across a wide range of research areas and disciplines. James has extensive experience managing both quantitative and qualitative research data throughout their lifecycle, and in his various roles has provided essential research support to a wide range of research projects across institutions and disciplines, including data management advisement to support both immediate and long-term project goals, as well as archival and curation of research data. James actively sits on a number of local, national and international advisory and working groups, including the Statistics Canada Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) External Advisory Committee, the Portage Data Management Planning (DMP) and Research Data Management (RDM) Training Expert Groups, and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Research Data Management Interest Group.
James joined the Canadian Mountain Network in Spring of 2016 and is working closely with the Network both in an advisory capacity, as well as to help develop effective research data management strategies and platforms to support CMN research, goals and data needs.