Save the Date – Canadian Data Curation Forum, 16-18 October, 2019

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ Portage Network, in collaboration with McMaster University Library, is pleased to announce that the SSHRC-funded Canadian Data Curation Forum will be held at McMaster University in Hamilton from October 16 to 18, 2019.

The goal of the Forum is to establish a national Community of Practice that will catalyze the development/adoption of data curation1standards, practices, tools, and skills within and across disciplines and institutions. It will bring together library data specialists, research data managers, and discipline and functional experts from a range of institutions and organizations. The Forum will integrate a variety of keynote talks, discussions, and workshops with the objectives of: a) facilitating communication and collaboration around data curation practices and standards, and b) developing skill and training resources.

The event’s Organizing Committee will be working over the coming months to assemble the program and prepare a call for expressions of interest. During the intervening period, please contact Lee Wilson ( or Jay Brodeur ( if you seek further information.

1Data curation is the active management of research data throughout a project to produce datasets that are FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

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