Registration Now Open! Portage and RDM in Canada – RDA 10th Plenary Collocated Event

August 16 2017 –

Registration is now open!

CARL/Portage invite you to register for Portage and Research Data Management in Canada on Monday, September 18th, 2017 at the Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal, QC.

The Portage Network is hosting three events on this day, which are being held in conjunction with the Tenth Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), scheduled for September 19-21.

A day of speakers, panels and workshops are planned with the following groups in mind: contributors to Portage expert and working groups, graduate students and researchers, those providing research data management (RDM) support on local campuses, and individuals from RDM stakeholder groups, such as funding agencies and organizations representing professionals who provide research services. The event is an excellent opportunity to connect Canada’s RDM community of practice with the RDA international community, sharing and learning from the experiences of one another.

Portage and Research Data Management in Canada
The day of activities begins with a morning plenary session that will open with a keynote address providing an account of RDM in Canada today and its future directions. Following the keynote will be a panel discussion that brings together the Chairs of the Portage Expert Groups to discuss the various ways their groups are helping to move RDM forward in Canada.
Registration is limited to 120 participants.

In the afternoon, participants will be offered a choice between two workshops:

Portage and Data Management Plans in Canada: The Policies, Templates, and Platform
This workshop will provide an overview of data management plans and their value to researchers and those involved in providing research services on campus. Practical instruction on the use of the Portage Data Stewardship template and the online DMP Assistant platform will be provided. This session is directed at students, researchers and data managers.
Registration is limited to 40 participants.

Portage Supported Research Data Management Platforms
This workshop will provide an overview of Portage-supported RDM platforms with an examination of the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) and Dataverse. This will allow participants to review key considerations and opportunities for integrating these platforms into local data services. This workshop is directed primarily at librarians and research data managers.
Registration is limited to 60 participants.

There will be no registration fee for these events, however, participants will be required to register in advance. 

The registration form is accessible at the following link:

If you have any questions about the registration process or encounter problems completing your registration, please contact us by email at

Stay tuned to the Portage website for event updates, including a formal program and list of speakers.

[Update 2017.09.07: This announcement has been altered to reflect that laptops are no longer required for participation in the “Portage and Data Management Plans in Canada” workshop.]

[Update 2017.09.08: This announcement has been altered to reflect new registration limits.]

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