Date: 18 September 2017
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Venue: Centre Mont-Royal
The stewardship of Canadian research data requires support for researchers at all stages of the research data lifecycle, from policy and planning development to infrastructure that ensures data is findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR). While several excellent institutional, domain-specific, and more general repositories currently exist both within Canada and abroad, Canada lacks nationally coordinated solutions for managing research data, and the question of where to deposit data for discovery, reuse, and preservation remains pervasive. Working in partnership with infrastructure service providers and the Canadian university library community through its Expert Groups, Portage seeks to make research data management (RDM) platforms available that will support researchers and institutions through a model of shared data services.
This workshop will provide an overview of Portage-supported RDM platforms with an in-depth examination of the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) and Dataverse that will allow participants to review key considerations and opportunities for their integration into local data services. For FRDR, participants will learn about the development of the new system, current and planned functionality, the timeline for service launch, the proposed distributed service model to support institutions both locally and nationally, and a brief overview of research projects we will be supporting as the platform moves toward launch. A live demo is also planned to display FRDR’s interface and functionality. A presentation on Dataverse will similarly highlight the technology, current implementations across Canadian universities, planned features for future releases, as well as explore the new Dataverse North Expert Group aimed at creating a community of practice among Canadian Dataverse users and institutions. The goal of this workshop is to provide comparisons of system architecture, metadata schema, user interfaces, and search capabilities between the two systems that will enable participants to critically examine the requirements of their own institutions in relation to the suitability of these platforms. Adoption strategies for key stakeholders will also be reviewed.
This workshop is directed primarily at librarians, research data managers, and administrators.
There is no registration fee for this workshop. However, individuals must register to participate. There is a limited number of seats that will be assigned on a first-come first-serve basis. Please register using the link provided. You can register for the morning and afternoon Portage events through a single registration.
The instructors are: Lisa Goddard, University of Victoria Libraries;
Amber Leahey, Scholars Portal;
Todd Trann, Compute Canada; and
Lee Wilson, Portage
Contact: Jane Fry, Chair, Portage Training Expert Group