Portage Webinar: Surveying Institutional Preparedness for Research Data Management

Date: May 26, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Location: Online


Join members of the Portage Research Intelligence Expert Group for a presentation and discussion on how Canadian research institutions are responding to the growing demand for local support with research data management (RDM). Results from two recent surveys will be presented, which investigate the progress made by institutions in developing institutional strategies for RDM, and how they are allocating infrastructure, fiscal and human resources to develop capacity to support researchers.

Survey Reports:

Participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and views on the challenges and opportunities that must be addressed to develop RDM support in Canadian research institutions.

Presented by: Shahira Khair (Data Curation Librarian, University of Victoria), Alexandra Cooper (Data Services Coordinator, Queen’s University), and Dylanne Dearborn (RDM Coordinator, University of Toronto). Jennifer Abel (Portage Network) will facilitate the discussion.

This webinar will be presented in English and recorded. Engagement during the webinar in both official languages is welcomed. Previous webinar recordings are available on the CARL YouTube Channel. Links to the recordings and slides can also be found on Portage Training Resources.

About the Presenters:

Shahira Khair is a Data Curation Librarian at University of Victoria Libraries and Chair of the Portage Research Intelligence Expert Group (RIEG). She currently holds a part-time secondment with Canada’s New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) as a Senior Analyst to support assessment and strategic planning initiatives.

Alexandra Cooper is the Data Services Coordinator at Queen’s University Library. She is a member of Portage’s Research Intelligence Expert Group (REIG), Dataverse North, and the Canadian RDM Survey Consortium. She is also a member of the OCUL Ontario Data Community and serves as chair of Statistics Canada’s DLI Professional Development Committee.

Dylanne Dearborn is the RDM Coordinator at University of Toronto Libraries. She has been part of Portage since 2016, and is currently a member of RIEG and the Canadian RDM Survey Consortium. She is also a Member of the IASSIST Administrative Committee.

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