Portage Principles

The work of Portage is guided by a number of fundamental principles:

  • Research data are a public good
  • Intelligent access: openness, with respect for privacy
  • Collaborative approaches: cost savings and shared expertise
  • Inclusiveness: aim to serve all researchers and to create a more level playing field
  • Commitment to standards and interoperability
  • International relationships: liaise internationally and ensure Portage’s work keeps pace with international practices
  • Respect for differences: flexibility to meet the needs of different regions, institutions, and disciplines
  • Open source: tools will be contributed back to the community
  • Stewardship: a sense of responsibility for managing research data over the long term





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