Appointment of Lee Wilson as Interim Portage Service Manager

Lee Wilson, Portage Service Manager

OTTAWA (ON), July 11 2017 – The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and Portage are pleased to announce Lee Wilson, Research Consultant, ACENET, has been seconded to the position of Portage Service Manager. In this role, Mr. Wilson will support Portage in developing and delivering research data management services across Canada both directly and through partnerships with other organizations. His initial focus will be to organize the policies, operations, and the business model for the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) service. FRDR is a two-year software development project between Compute Canada and CARL/Portage that is now in beta testing. Mr. Wilson joins CARL/Portage with strong connections within Compute Canada and is already assisting the FRDR development team with preparing policies, such as, a Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Wilson joined ACENET in 2017 as a Research Consultant for data management, providing specialized training and consultation to help researchers at all stages of the research data life cycle. Mr. Wilson has also worked with the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network’s Data Management project, solving issues related to the storage, discovery, and accessibility of ocean data. Mr. Wilson holds a BA (English) from Mount Allison University and a Master of Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie University.

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About CARL and Portage

CARL provides leadership on behalf of Canada’s research libraries, promotes effective and sustainable knowledge creation, dissemination, and preservation, and enhances its members’ capacity to advance research and higher education. CARL members include Canada’s 29 largest university libraries and two federal institutions. CARL has launched Portage, comprising a library-based network of expertise on Research Data Management (RDM) and national platforms for planning, preserving, and discovering research data.

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