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Portage Dataverse North Barsky, Eugene; Vanderjagt, Leah Jun 30, 2018

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Portage Dataverse NorthEugene Barsky, University of British ColumbiaLeah Vanderjagt, University of AlbertaJune 2018 Image by https://www.flickr.com/photos/rleong101/ What is the Portage Network?● “Portage is a national, library-based research data management network that coalesces initiatives in research data management to build capacity and to coordinate activities better”● Goals:○ Build a community of practice for research data management (RDM) ○ Engage and advocate for research data management with stakeholder communities○ Facilitate and provide leadership in the development of RDM infrastructure● https://portagenetwork.ca/ 2Portage Network of ExpertsExpert Groups:• Data Management Planning• Curation• Data Discovery• Preservation• Training• Research IntelligenceWorking Groups:● Dataverse North● FRDR Service Model● Institutional Strategies● Ethical Treatment of Sensitive Data3Regional Stakeholders4Part of a Larger RDM Ecosystem5Dataverse North during the last year● Dataverse North is built around 3 sub-groups:○ Business Models○ Metadata○ Training Group● Sub-groups agreed to each tackle one of the major objectives outlined in the Terms of Reference. Dataverse North TimelineEach sub-group agreed to the following milestones:January 2018Circulate draft briefing paper and recommendations to all members March 2018Final briefing paper & recommendations submitted to CARL/PortageAugust 2017Preliminary outline of work & objectivesOctober 2017Interim progress reportBusiness Models group recommends:Portage, through its Dataverse North Working Group, should work with key stakeholders to establish a national Dataverse North service, hosted by Scholar’s Portal, that will enable all Canadian researchers and the academic library community to effectively utilize a robust, scalable, and affordable research data repository platform. Image - https://www.flickr.com/photos/sonson/  Metadata group recommends:- CARL institutions should adopt a common base metadata template for Dataverse repositories using standard vocabularies and identifiers. - CARL institutions should adopt a common approach to labelling, describing, and organizing data files in Dataverse repositories. Image - https://www.flickr.com/photos/wakingtigerTraining group recommends:The development of training materials should be a priority activity. Dataverse North should work to develop multi-modal training materials, with an immediate priority on general introductory manuals, videos, and workshops that are aimed at librarians and library staff. Image - https://www.flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/ Questions? Image - https://www.flickr.com/photos/debord/ 


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