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Conceptualizing a National Approach to Data Curation Services in Canada

  • 1. Portage Network
  • 2. McMaster University
  • 3. University of Victoria


This report summarizes the outcomes of the Canadian Data Curation Forum, a national, three-day event held in October of 2019 to identify perceived barriers and challenges to curation work, and to articulate how a national approach to data curation in Canada could address these challenges. 

Next steps for the development of a national curation service are outlined in the report, and include engagement with researchers, data producers, and other stakeholders to ensure the development of services that are relevant to their needs; investment in infrastructure, including the ‘human layer’ required for curation; strengthening a curation community of practice; and support for services and resources that will facilitate growth in curation capacity at the local level.


Supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, McMaster University Library, and Canadian Association of Research Libraries' (CARL) Portage Network.



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