Compute Canada and CARL-Portage Announce Start of Beta Testing Stage in FRDR Development

OTTAWA, June 16 2017 – Compute Canada and the Canadian Association of Research Library’s Portage network are pleased to announce that their work towards the development of the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) has advanced to the beta testing stage. At this point, both the user interface and the underlying functionality of the software is being evaluated. Testing will be based on a wide range of users depositing a variety of datasets. In addition, information will be gathered on the reactions of users with varying degrees of familiarity with data repositories.

For more information on FRDR, including a video demonstration of the beta platform, please visit

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About Portage:
Portage is a national research data management initiative to assist researchers and other research data management stakeholders through a library-based network of expertise on RDM and national platforms for planning, preserving, and discovering research data. Portage is managed by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).

About Compute Canada:
Compute Canada, in partnership with regional organizations ACENET, Calcul Québec, Compute Ontario and WestGrid, leads the acceleration of research innovation by deploying state-of-the-art advanced research computing (ARC) systems, storage and software solutions. Together we provide essential ARC services and infrastructure for Canadian researchers and their collaborators in all academic and industrial sectors. Our world-class team of more than 200 experts employed by 37 partner universities and research institutions across the country provide direct support to research teams. Compute Canada is a proud ambassador for Canadian excellence in advanced research computing nationally and internationally.

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