Governance Structure

In April 2015, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ membership approved a framework for establishing the Portage Network. This included a clear set of organizational principles and two mandates for the Network:

  • to provide services to researchers and related stakeholders through a national library-based network of expertise on research data management (RDM) and
  • to develop and support national infrastructure platforms for planning, preserving, and discovering research data.

CARL is funding a two-year development period (2015-2017) to implement operational services for a network of expertise and to develop collaborative infrastructure platforms. During this time, a transitional structure has been put in place to move Portage from a start-up to an ongoing national network managed through a sustainable governance model. An initial Steering Committee will provide guidance during this development period.



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