Portage Curation Expert Group – About us

The purpose of the Curation Expert Group (CEG) is to advise Portage on best practices for curating research data (i) within research projects and (ii) at the data repository level (which may be supported by a university, a regional consortium, a discipline, a national service, or an international organization). This group will also work to identify data workflows that incorporate RDM best practices and standards and that employ automated methods supporting the production of quality data and metadata both in research and in preservation.

Members of CEG are working to advance understanding of research data curation in the Portage network through the following initiatives:

  • Evaluating and comparing data curation models implemented by existing and developing services to develop a data and metadata curation framework for the Portage Network.  
  • Determining priorities for the promotion and development of data and metadata curation in Canada.  
  • Identifying appropriate standards and tools for research data and metadata that apply to research projects, data dissemination, and data preservation.
  • Identifying gaps across the lifecycle where practices, standards, and tools are missing to support curation; and communicating identified gaps to the broader community with recommendations for improvement.
  • Collaborating with infrastructure providers to develop data curation workflows that incorporate the best practices, standards and tools identified.

CEG Members:

  • Jay Brodeur, McMaster University (Chair)
  • Guillaume Boutard, Université de Montréal
  • Shahira Khair University of Victoria
  • Joanne Paterson, Western University,
  • Sandra Sawchuck, Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Qian Zhang, University of Waterloo
  • Lee Wilson, ACENET/Portage
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