Portage Expert Groups Membership

Portage maintains several expert groups that serve to contribute to the development and maintenance of resources and expert advice.

Portage welcomes active participation by RDM experts across Canada. If you are interested in participating in one of the Portage Expert Groups, please contact the Portage Director at portage@carl-abrc.ca.

Council of Chairs

The group, which brings together the chairs of all the functioning expert groups, is an organizational mechanism that supports the integrated operation of the Portage Network of Expertise, including goal setting for both the short and longer term. The Terms of Reference for this group are available here.

  • Eugene Barsky (Discovery Expert Group)
  • Jay Brodeur (Curation Expert Group)
  • Dylanne Dearborn (Research Intelligence Expert Group)
  • Jane Fry (Training Expert Group)
  • Susan Haigh (CARL Executive Director)
  • Chuck Humphrey (Portage Director)
  • Steve Marks (Preservation Expert Group)
  • Jeff Moon (DMP Expert Group)
  • Kathleen Shearer (CARL Consultant)

Data Management Planning Expert Group (DMPEG)

This group created the Portage General Data Stewardship Template for the DMP Assistant and the text providing guidance to the questions in the template, and will maintain this template over time to ensure it is relevant. The Terms of Reference for this group are available here.

  • Jeff Moon, Queen’s University (Chair)
  • Eugene Barsky, University of British Columbia
  • Jay Brodeur, McMaster University
  • John Brosz, University of Calgary
  • Jane Burpee, McGill University
  • Talia Chung, University of Ottawa
  • James Doiron, University of Alberta
  • Carla Graebner, Simon Fraser University
  • Alex Guindon, Concordia University
  • Amber Leahey, Scholars Portal
  • Carol Perry, University of Guelph
  • Chuck Humphrey, Portage

Preservation Expert Group (PEG)

This group is working with Compute Canada and other partners on the development of research data platforms. The Terms of Reference are currently in development.

  • Steve Marks, University of Toronto (Chair)
  • Corey Davis, Council of Pacific and Prairie University Libraries
  • Umar Qasim, University of Alberta
  • Chuck Humphrey, Portage

Data Discovery Expert Group (DEG)

This group is working to ensure that Canadian research data is comprehensively described through the use of appropriate standards and indexed in suitable tools to support its discovery, facilitate its access, and inform researchers of its potential reuse in a wide variety of contexts and by a broad range of users.

  • Eugene Barsky, UBC (Chair)
  • John Brosz, University of Calgary
  • Alex Garnett, Simon Fraser University
  • Amber Leahey, Scholars Portal
  • Berenica Vejvoda, McGill University

RDM Training Expert Group

This group is overseeing the creation of online training materials relating to research data management.

  • Jane Fry, Carleton University (Chair)
  • James Doiron, University of Alberta
  • Danny Létourneau, Université de Montréal
  • Laure Perrier, University of Toronto
  • Carol Perry, University of Guelph
  • Wendy Watkins, Carleton University (retired)
  • Chuck Humphrey, Portage

Research Intelligence Expert Group (RIEG)

This group will provide evidence to guide the development of best practices in RDM in Canada and will inform the RDM stakeholders community about policy and practice issues.

  • Dylanne Dearborn, University of Toronto (Chair)
  • Melissa Cheung, University of Ottawa
  • Lyne Da Sylva, Université de Montréal
  • Kathy Szigeti, University of Waterloo
  • Tatiana Zaraiskaya, Queen’s University
  • Chuck Humphrey, Portage (ex officio)
  • Additional members TBC

Curation Expert Group (CEG)

The goal of this group is to identify, evaluate, and promote best practices in preparing data and metadata for research, dissemination, and preservation.

  • Jay Brodeur, McMaster University (Chair)
  • Jessica Gallinger, Simon Fraser University
  • Joanne Paterson, Western University
  • Leanne Trimble, University of Toronto
  • Chuck Humphrey, Portage (ex officio)
  • Additional members TBC

 Coming Soon:

  • Research Data and Ethics Expert Group
  • Peer Certification of Data Repositories Expert Group
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