Webinar on Research Data Management in Canada, Wednesday September 23, 2-3 pm

Published on September 11, 2015

Written by:  Vincent Gray

Join with colleagues to view the webinar described below, which will occur on Wednesday September 23, from 2-3 pm. I have registered for this webinar and booked Collaborative Technology room 17B (on the ground floor of Weldon Library, and Weldon M18 as an alternate, larger venue) for a group to view the webinar.

If you wish to attend, please contact Vincent Gray so that we can ensure sufficient places for people to sit. If you wish to register and view it elsewhere, please do so!

Please join Mark Hahnel, Founder and CEO of figshare and the folk from Portage, an initiative aimed at implementing a library-based research data management network in Canada, who will be discussing the latest in research data management.


On June 12, 2013, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, signed the G8 Science Ministers Statement on behalf of the Government of Canada to promote policies that increase access to the results of publicly funded research to spur scientific discovery, enable better international collaboration and coordination of research, enhance the engagement of society and help support economic prosperity. Accordingly, the Government of Canada will establish a government-wide approach to open science to increase access to federally funded scientific publications and data.”

The Canadian Government’s announcement signalled that these changes will come into effect between 2014 and 2016. As the announcement was made in November 2014 and we are nearly at the end of 2015, there was never an enormous amount of time for Canadian institutions to integrate these systems into their current technical stack for researchers. figshare have been working to provide services for institutions in order to comply with funder mandates, whilst interacting with existing institutional software and infrastructure.

This webinar will talk directly as to how we can work with the new Canadian policies to ensure that institutions remain in full control of the research outputs their researchers generate, whilst determining the impact said outputs in the wider academic world. We will be focussing on how we complement existing repositories, helping to push content into the appropriate IRs, whilst providing a portal for bigger datasets and research outputs that need a home.


We look forward to seeing you there.

Team figshare