Event Categories: 2020

Portage Webinar: Data Management and the Transition to NDRIO Update

Date: March 31, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Location: Online


In this free webinar, the Portage Network will share an update on the data management landscape and the transition to the New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO). We will explore the progress being made by the Portage Network in finding solutions to practical challenges researchers and institutions face in meeting journal and funding-agency requirements regarding data management.  In addition, we will share the strides Portage has made in responding to the three pillars of the forthcoming Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy.  Attendees will learn about how Portage continues to innovate and contribute to the RDM ecosystem on both practical and policy fronts as it moves towards the transition to the New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO).

The Portage Network, an initiative of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) with the goal of building research data management (RDM) capacity in Canada through a network of experts in a growing community of practice.

Jeff Moon is the Director of Portage, a national, library-based network launched by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) with the goal of building capacity and coordinating RDM activities in Canada.

More information about NDRIO: https://engagedri.ca/ 

This webinar will be recorded.

Atlantic ocean data management initiatives and infrastructures – and why do we care *POSTPONED*

Start date: March 23, 2020

End date: March 24, 2020

Location: Dalhousie University, SURGE Sandbox


*Please note this event has been postponed until a later date*

This workshop will provide a broad, high-level overview of regional ocean data management initiatives, available resources and infrastructures. It is aimed at those interested in the bigger picture who want to get a better overview of existing and developing entities mainly driven by research organizations. The agenda consists of a healthy mix of presentations, a panel discussion and discussion groups, providing participants the opportunity to voice their opinion and make suggestions on areas the community should concentrate on next.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jennifer LaPlante, DeepSense
  • Shayla Fitzsimmons, Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System
  • Lee Wilson, Federated Research Data Repository

A related hands-on event will include a number of guided sessions that will provide participants the opportunity to dive into various aspects of the data (management) lifecycle, FAIR principles, data management plans and recommendations from Canada’s funding agencies.


Webinar: Initiation au choix d’un dépôt de données de recherche

Date: March 19, 2020

Time: 14:00

Location: Online


This webinar is intended for reference librarians who have little (or no) knowledge of research data management, and who would like to equip themselves to better support graduate students and faculty with questions concerning research data.

Offered through GT-GDR of BCI, it will be presented by Danielle Dennie, Librarian at Concordia University, and has been organized in collaboration with Dominique Papin from l'Université du Québec, and Manon Du Ruisseau, from Polytechnique Montréal.

It will be offered through Zoom. Connection information will be distributed during the week of March 16. 

For any questions, please contact dominique.papin@uquebec.ca

Please note, this webinar will be held in French.

Research Data Management for Digitally-Curious Humanists

Start date: June 6, 2020

End date: June 7, 2020

Location: University of Victoria, Victoria, BC


The University of Victoria Libraries and Electronic Textual Cultures Lab are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the SSHRC-funded event: Research Data Management for Digitally-Curious Humanists

Join keynote speaker, Miriam Posner, and colleagues from across the Humanities during the middle-weekend of DHSI (https://dhsi.org/) to discuss and identify unique considerations for managing “humanities research data”. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with data management specialists, and to gain hands-on experience developing a data management plan.

Participate in a community-building forum, featuring presentations from leading researchers and round-table discussions.

Topics include:

·         What is—and is not—appropriate to be considered as “humanities data”?
·         Challenges of working with other researchers’ data vs. creating your own data
·         Challenges with the sustainability of humanities data
·         Library and other stakeholder roles in supporting humanities-based data management
·         Taking the funding realities of humanities research into account with RDM
·         Ethics protocols around using, storing, and publishing humanities data

Anxious about submitting a data management plan to the Tri-Agency?

Day 2  will take shape as a workshop, giving researchers the dedicated time and space to start writing a data management plan. Research data management specialists will be on site to facilitate discussions and problem-solving. (Participation in this workshop is limited)

National Data Services Framework (NDSF)

Start date: February 5, 2020

End date: February 6, 2020

Location: Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa, ON


Registration is now open! National Data Services Framework Summit 2020

To support sustainable and effective research data stewardship in Canada, RDC is pleased to continue the discussion to build a National Data Services Framework (NDSF). The NDSF Summit is a forum where the Canadian research community can learn, collaborate, exchange ideas, and discuss common issues, with a goal of developing a shared understanding of the current data management landscape and recommendations for future initiatives.

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