Call for Participation: Portage Data Management Planning Expert Group
Portage is currently seeking expressions of interest to join its Data Management Planning Expert Group (DMPEG). The objective of DMPEG is to develop guidelines, best practices, and content in support of exemplars, templates and guidance materials for the CARL-Portage data management planning service. For more information about this Portage Expert Group, please consult their Terms of Reference.
Portage is committed to having the diversity of Canada’s linguistic and geographic communities represented on its committees and expert/working groups, and to having representation from Indigenous researchers and RDM community members. At this time, Portage is seeking 2-3 new members of DMPEG, and interest from francophone institutions is particularly welcome.
An ongoing area of interest for DMPEG is the support of the DMP Assistant, particularly in anticipation of the imminent launch of the new updated version. The direction of these activities will also be informed by the newly formed DMP Assistant Steering Committee.
Other ongoing areas of interest for DMPEG include the development of training materials, updating the DMP Assistant Institutional Customization Guide, methods of reviewing and assessing DMPs, new DMP exemplars, and piloting an integrated DMP repository. We are therefore seeking volunteers from both the library and broader research community (e.g. data managers, researchers) who can contribute their in-depth expertise in various fields of research.
If you would like to join DMPEG or to learn more, please contact James Doiron (firstname.lastname@example.org; Co-chair), Maggie Neilson (email@example.com; Co-chair), or Jeff Moon (firstname.lastname@example.org; Portage Director) with a brief expression of interest, or fill out the Portage Expression of Interest Form. Submission deadline is February 19, 2021.
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ABOUT Portage: Portage was launched by CARL in 2015 to contribute to the shared stewardship of research data and to address specific gaps in national research data management (RDM) infrastructure in Canada. Initiated as a library-based network, Portage now collaborates with a broad range of stakeholders and partners locally, nationally, and internationally to build capacity and to develop services and infrastructure. Over 140 experts from 60 institutions across Canada actively participate in Portage committees and infrastructure projects, with coordination provided by a national secretariat.