Canadian Data Curation Forum

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ Portage Network in collaboration with McMaster University Library hosted the SSHRC-funded Canadian Data Curation Forum at McMaster University in Hamilton from October 16 to 18, 2019.

The goal of the Forum was to establish a national Community of Practice that will catalyze the development/adoption of data curation standards, practices, tools, and skills within and across disciplines and institutions. It brought together library data specialists, research data managers, and discipline and functional experts from a range of institutions and organizations. The Forum integrated a variety of keynote talks, discussions, and workshops to with the objectives of a) facilitating communication and collaboration around data curation practices and standards, and b) developing skill and training resources.

Thank you to all of those who participated in and helped to facilitate the event.

The final event report with recommendations for a national approach to data curation services in Canada is now available in English and French.

Event materials can be found here.