Tri-Agency Statement on Digital Data Management

July 18, 2016 – A Tri-agency working group, in consultation with the research community, has published a statement of principles on digital data management. The Portage Network welcomes the announcement of these principles, which were officially posted on the Government’s Science website on June 15, 2016 and provide guidance for data policies that address data sharing, the reproducibility of research findings, open science practices, data access, digital stewardship, and data preservation.

The practice of data management plans was listed as a research expectation that considers the state of data across all stages of the research lifecycle. The Portage DMP Assistant is a bilingual, free web service open to the whole research community to prepare data management plans.

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 Chuck Humphrey, Portage Director, Canadian Association of Research Libraries (

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