The Dataverse North Working Group will work to develop a community of practice for libraries using or interested in using the Dataverse repository platform for research data in Canada. The Working Group will also investigate gaps and opportunities that could be addressed by nationally coordinated strategies and services for Dataverse, including training, infrastructure development, and support for researchers and libraries, including hosting services provided by regional Dataverse providers.
To develop a community of practice whereby Dataverse providers and libraries can come together to coordinate and discuss local and national infrastructure development and needs, training, support services, outreach strategies, and promotions.
Members of the Dataverse North Working Group may represent existing areas and groups already within the Portage Network, providing key expertise in areas such as data preservation, data discovery, curation, metadata, and training.
Lead: Lisa Goddard (University of Victoria)
Timeline to begin: April 2017