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Portage and Research Data Management in Canada



As part of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) 10th Plenary Collocation Event in Montreal, QC, Portage is hosting a day of activities on September 18 dedicated to a Canadian community of practice for research data management (RDM).

The day will begin with a morning plenary session that will open with a keynote address providing an account of RDM in Canada today and its future directions. Following the keynote, a panel discussion will bring together the Chairs of the Portage Expert Groups to discuss the various ways their groups are helping to move RDM forward in Canada.

In the afternoon, participants will be offered a choice between two workshops:

  • Portage and Data Management Plans in Canada: The Policies, Templates, and Platform
    This workshop will provide an overview of data management plans and their value to researchers and those involved in providing research services on campus. Practical instruction on the use of the Portage Data Stewardship template and the online DMP Assistant platform will be provided. This session is directed at students, researchers and data managers.

  • Portage Supported Research Data Management Platforms
    This workshop will provide an overview of Portage-supported RDM platforms with an examination of the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) and Dataverse. This will allow participants to review key considerations and opportunities for integrating these platforms into local data services. This workshop is directed primarily at librarians and research data managers.