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CANARIE announces $2M in funding for CARL Portage Network, including projects with Compute Canada

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital research infrastructure ecosystem supporting research, education and innovation, has announced $2M in funding to support the Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ (CARL) Portage Network. CARL Portage is a national, library-based research data management (RDM) network that fosters initiatives to build capacity and to coordinate activities in research data management.

“Through Portage, research libraries in Canada have been world-leaders in recent years in developing research data management expertise, communities of practice, and data services and infrastructure to advance Canadian research excellence,” says Jonathan Bengtson, President of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries. “The investment by CANARIE will strengthen the shared stewardship of research data in Canada to ensure our faculty and researchers can compete on the global stage.”

This funding broadens the functionality of current Portage services and tools and adds capacity to national RDM resources. It will allow continued development and operationalization of national, collaborative RDM platforms, tools, and services including:

The first two services support data deposit, discovery, and subsequent reuse by providing robust, multidisciplinary data repository options for Canadian researchers. The third provides researchers with an easy-to-use online tool that facilitates the creation of data management plans. All of these initiatives support RDM best practices and emerging funder requirements.

“Providing researchers with robust tools and services is essential to support world-class research,” says Jim Ghadbane, President and CEO of CANARIE. “The ability for Canadian researchers to find and reuse research data accelerates discovery and innovation.”

For more information, visit the CANARIE website