The Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ Portage Network, in collaboration with McMaster University Library, is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a Social Science and Humanities Research Connection Grant to develop and deliver a Canadian Data Curation Forum that will promote and advance the practice of data curation in Canada.
Data curation is the active management of research data throughout a project to produce datasets that are FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. The goal of the forum is to establish a national Community of Practice that will catalyze the development/adoption of data management standards, practices, tools, and skills within and across disciplines and institutions. Accordingly, the Forum will focus on two elements: (1) the facilitation of communication and collaboration around data curation practices and standards and (2) skill and training resource development.
The Canadian Data Curation Forum will be held at McMaster University in Hamilton. It will bring together library data specialists, research data managers, and discipline and functional experts from a range of institutions and organizations.