RDC News

Research Data Canada Endorses TRUST Principles for Trustworthy Digital Data Repositories

A year-long collaborative community effort from the Research Data Alliance (RDA) resulted in the development of a set of guiding principles to demonstrate digital repository trustworthiness, centred around the following core values: Transparency Responsibility User focus Sustainability Technology Recently published in Nature Research’s Scientific Data, these Principles provide a framework to facilitate discussion and implementation […]

blog arrowPosted on: Jul 6, 2020

June 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to the June edition of the RDC Newsletter, a periodic update from the RDC stakeholder community and beyond. If you would like to make a suggestion or comment about the contents or get involved in RDC activities, please contact RDC’s Executive Director, Mark Leggott (mark.leggott@rdc-drc.ca). You can view previous issues here, and subscribe to […]

blog arrowPosted on: Jun 24, 2020

Feedback on the Tri-Council Draft DM Policy

Submitted by the Research Data Canada Policy Committee On behalf of the RDC Steering Committee and Stakeholder Community Research Data Canada is pleased to provide feedback to the Tri-Agencies’ Draft Data Management Policy on behalf of the RDC stakeholder community. The feedback was facilitated through discussions of the RDC Policy Committee, and includes comments extracted […]

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Unique Identifiers: Current Landscape and Future Trends

Posted by: Mark Leggott, Executive Director, Research Data Canada Since its inception, Research Data Canada (RDC) has worked with the community to develop outputs highlighting best practices in research data management. Concurrent with its latest output, RDC is launching the Best Practices Series with Unique Identifiers: Current Landscape and Future Trends. The research enterprise generates […]

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Research Data Canada Appoints New Chair

[Ottawa, Ontario | August 4, 2016] Champions the ongoing development of Canada’s research data management ecosystem Research Data Canada (RDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David Castle as Steering Committee Chair for a 2-year term, effective June 1, 2016. Dr. Castle is the second Chair of RDC’s Steering Committee, replacing Pam Bjornson […]

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Executive Director for Research Data Canada Appointed

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, and Research Data Canada, today announced the appointment of Mark Leggott as Executive Director of Research Data Canada (RDC). RDC is an organization dedicated to supporting Canadian innovation by improving the management of research data.  RDC’s role is to bring together key […]

blog arrowPosted on: Dec 10, 2015

Chuck Humphrey Named Initial Director of Portage

OTTAWA, July 6, 2015 – CARL is pleased to announce that Chuck Humphrey, Research Data Management Services Coordinator for the University of Alberta Libraries, has accepted a two-year secondment to become the initial director of the Portage research data management network. (PDF) Portage aims to coordinate and expand existing library-based expertise, services and infrastructure so […]

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The RDC Federated Pilot for Data Ingest and Preservation

RDC has been co-ordinating a major effort among RDC active organizations to develop a pilot that will allow researchers to deposit their research data in repositories housed on Compute Canada storage facilities. The purpose of the pilot is to truly determine what is required to meet the needs of researchers from disciplines without developed data […]

blog arrowPosted on: Jan 19, 2015