New website for the Portage Network

OTTAWA, April 18, 2016 ­— The Portage Network has just launched a website that will support the various components and communities central to the shared stewardship of research data in Canada.

As Portage develops and as our various expert groups continue their work, this site will grow, with new content expected in coming months.

The Portage Network is dedicated to:

  • Developing a national research data culture;
  • Fostering a community of practice for research data;
  • Building national research data services and infrastructure.

Launched in 2014 by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Portage works within the library community to coordinate expertise, services, and technology in research data management, seeking to collaborate with other research data management stakeholders.

The full Portage website is available at

Portage’s data management tool, DMP Assistant, released in October 2015, can now be accessed at: 

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has also recently releasing its redesigned and reconfigured website at

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For more information, please contact Chuck Humphrey, Portage Director, Canadian Association of Research Libraries ( or Lise Brin, Project Officer, Canadian Association of Research Libraries (

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).

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