Roles and Responsibilities
The RDC Infrastructure Committee (IC) will be engaged in activities that communicate and recommend best practices with respect to the digital infrastructure that supports research data management in Canada, at local, regional and national levels, including intersections with international efforts. Based on direction from the Executive Director and the Steering Committee, the IC will establish Working Groups that will carry out activities and generate appropriate outputs. These will be approved by the Committee and forwarded to the Steering Committee for distribution through the appropriate channels.
The Committee’s work will embody the core values of openness, transparency, sharing, and collaboration, ultimately leading to a high degree of access, interoperability, and preservation for Canadian research data. An important approach for all RDC Committees and Working Groups is to encourage participation of individuals with knowledge in the area, as well as to provide a forum for capacity building of Canada’s research data management community.
IC Working Groups
- National Research Data Centres/Services Review Working Group (with RDA NDS IG): Will review current approaches to National Data Centres/Services and create a summary of services, resources and other details, intersecting with the efforts of the RDA National Data Services Interest Group and other similar efforts.
- Best Practices: National Research Data Centres/Services Working Group (with RDA NDS IG): Will review outputs of WG 2.a and work with the RDC Executive Director to develop a Best Practices document describing these details and making recommendations for Canada.
- Requirements for a Canadian National RDM Framework Working Group: Will work to identify the best approach to a National RDM Framework, and recommend appropriate ways to create a successful foundation for future RDM practices nationally.
- Survey: Canadian Institutions and their RDM Infrastructure/Services/Storage Capacities Working Group: Will survey the Canadian RDM community to create a high-level profile of RDM infrastructure/services capacity and practices across all stakeholder groups.
The Committee will be composed of representatives of the various science area having data management infrastructure in Canada.
The table below indicates the current membership
|Mark Wolff||CANARIE Chief Technology Officer||CANARIE Inc.|
|Greg Newby||Member of Compute Canada||Compute Canada|
|TBD||Member from CUCCIO||TBD|
|TBD||Member from the Canada Foundation for Innovation||TBD|
|Jeff Moon||Director of the CARL Portage Network||CARL Portage Network|
|Eugene Barsky||Member from the Canadian university/college library community||University of British Columbia|
|Matt Garsia||Member from the Tri-Agencies||Canadian Institutes of Health Research|
|TBD||Member of the Department responsible for Open Science in the GOC||TBD|
|Chantal Ripp||Member of DataCite Canada||National Research Council|
|Will Panting||Member from a Canadian commercial cloud provider||discoverygarden|
|Erin Tripp||Member from an international research data management organization||DuraSpace|
|Mark Humphries||Member from CUCCIO||University of Lethbridge|
|Martin Taylor||Member at Large||Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN)|
|Philippe Després||Member at Large||Université Laval|
|Steve Tessier||Member at Large||McGill University|
|Dugan O’Neil||Member at Large||Simon Fraser University|
|Mark Leggott||RDC Executive Director||RDC|