Portage Network Releases Report on Collections Development for the Federated Research Data Repository

August 16, 2017 ­— A report has been released by the Collections Development Working Group of the Portage Data Discovery Experts describing how a group of ten Canadian research data repositories were identified for a pilot to facilitate the discovery of their data collections through the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) search tool.

The Portage Data Discovery Expert Group was created to ensure that Canadian research data is comprehensively described through the use of appropriate standards and indexed in suitable tools to support its discovery, facilitate its access, and inform researchers of its potential reuse in a wide variety of contexts and by a broad range of users. Their Collections Development Working Group was formed to ensure that Canadian research data is comprehensively included and indexed in FRDR and other search tools.

This report presents a typology of research data repositories, describes the selection criteria from which a set of ten Canadian research data repositories were selected for a pilot, and provides lessons learned and recommendations resulting from this review, as well as suggested next steps.

The full report is available in both official languages from the Portage website.

English version: http://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0351978

Version français : http://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0351979


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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).

For more information, please contact:

Berenica Vejvoda, Chair, Collections Development Working Group

Eugene Barsky, Chair, Data Discovery Expert Group

Chuck Humphrey, Portage Director

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