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Tuesday, December 10 • 10:30am - 11:30am
5.3.2 Opportunities for Academic Libraries to Shape National Approaches to Research Data Management: A Canadian Perspective

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The Canadian Research Data Management (RDM) landscape is evolving rapidly as a result of two national initiatives: a) the development and imminent release of an RDM policy applicable to all research supported by national funding agencies, and b) efforts by the federal government to reorganize the coordination and governance of Canada's broader Digital Research Infrastructure. With regard to these initiatives, Canadian academic libraries have played an important role in developing expectations and requirements for a national RDM approach through the work of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries' (CARL) Portage Network. Since its launch in 2015, Portage's operations have focused on expanding networks of expertise for RDM in Canada, while also developing, connecting, and sustaining the infrastructure and services required to support RDM needs at a national scale. In this project briefing, we discuss how the work of the Portage Network has shaped (and is shaping) the emerging Canadian RDM landscape at numerous levels of engagement. Following an overview of the current Canadian RDM context and Portage's role in its ongoing development, we will provide an update on recent expansions to national-scale systems and services--this includes the transition of national data repositories to full production and the employment of a suite of national-level coordinator positions to strengthen the Network's national data stewardship activities. Finally, we will summarize the outcomes of the Canadian Data Curation Forum--a Portage-led event that brought together relevant stakeholders and practitioners to articulate a vision for a national approach to data curation in Canada.



Susan Haigh

Executive Director, Canadian Association of Research Libraries

Lee Wilson

Service Manager, Portage/ACENET
Lee Wilson is the Service Manager for Portage, helping to coordinate RDM service delivery across Canadian research institutions both directly and through partnerships with other organizations such as Compute Canada. A primary focus of this role is in organizing the policy, operations... Read More →

Jason Brodeur

Associate Director, Digital Scholarship Services, McMaster University

Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EST