THE PORTAGE NETWORK is dedicated to the shared stewardship of research data in Canada through:

  • Developing a national research data culture
  • Fostering a community of practice for research data
  • Building national research data services and infrastructure

Launched in 2014 by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Portage works within the library community to coordinate expertise, services, and technology in research data management, seeking to collaborate with other research data management stakeholders.

Research data culture represents widely shared values and principles for digital data management.

A community of practice for research data consists of stakeholders working collaboratively to ensure data are accessible to address complex research issues.

Research data management activities span sectors, domains, and jurisdictions, necessitating nationally coordinated research data management services and infrastructure.

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