September 21, 2017 – The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), Portage, and Compute Canada are pleased to announce that the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) service has now finished Beta and will be entering into Limited Production starting the week of September 18th, 2017 to coincide with Portage and RDM in Canada – RDA 10th Plenary Collocated Event. We would like to sincerely thank everyone who improved the service by providing valuable feedback during Beta testing.
The Limited Production version of FRDR, which leverages the Globus platform, will have many of the features and user interface design expected for full launch next spring. Data deposit will be limited to a select number of invited researchers who will help us to refine our curation and operational service models over the next few months. Data uploaded to FRDR during this time will be discoverable and available for download, unless an embargo period is required, and will carry over to the full service launch. Users will also be able to search for and download datasets contained both within FRDR and across several Canadian data repositories. If you are interested in working with the FRDR team during Limited Production, please contact the Portage Service Manager, Lee Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A demo version of the FRDR site will remain available for training and testing purposes and we encourage users to continue providing feedback at email@example.com. As with the Beta, the FRDR demo can be used to learn about the platform’s search and data deposit features. As much as possible, the demo will be kept up-to-date with the latest version of the FRDR platform. Please note that all data deposited into the demo will be considered “test” data and will only be available temporarily.
For more information on FRDR, please visit https://portagenetwork.ca/frdr-dfdr/.
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.
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.