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National Data Services Framework Summit 2019

National Data Services Framework Summit 2019

To support research data stewardship in Canada, RDC brings together a broad stakeholder community to discuss the opportunities and challenges of building a National Data Services Framework (NDSF). The NDSF Summit is a forum where the Canadian research data management community can learn, collaborate, exchange ideas, and discuss common issues, with a goal of developing a shared understanding of the current Canadian landscape and recommendations for future initiatives.


This 1.5‑day event builds on the 1st NDSF Summit (2017) to develop a description of the current Canadian NDSF landscape and recommendations for moving forward. Additional program details will be made available on this page in the coming weeks, including a discussion document that will provide background material for the event. For more information, please contact RDC Executive Director, Mark Leggott.

Please note: The program will be conducted in English.


Thursday, January 24, 2019

7 – 8 p.m. Registration and breakfast  
8 – 8:20 a.m. Welcome & Goals

David Castle, University of Victoria; RDC Steering Committee

Mark Leggott, RDC

8:20 – 9 a.m. Beyond Open Data: How Open Science Aims to Transform Science Partnerships Richard Gold, McGill University
9 – 10:30 a.m. National Platforms and the FAIR Principles – Part 1  

Platform Presentation 1.1: Findability
Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR)

Jeff Moon, Portage Network
  Platform Presentation 1.2: Findability
Epigenomic data discovery with the IHEC Data Portal
David Bujold, McGill University
  Questions and Discussion  

Platform Presentation 1.3: Accessibility
Secondary Analysis to Generate Evidence (SAGE)

Jason Lau, PolicyWise
  Platform Presentation 1.4: Accessibility
Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN)
Martin Taylor, CRDCN
  Questions and Discussion  
10:30 – 11 a.m. Break  
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. National Platforms and the FAIR Principles – Part 2  
  Platform Presentation 2.1: Interoperability
Canadian Integrated Ocean Observation System (CIOOS)
Keith Lennon, DFO
  Platform Presentation 2.2: Interoperability
Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CANFAR CADC)
David Schade, NRC
  Questions and Discussion  
  Platform Presentation 2.3: Reusability
Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) National Data Platform
Alison Bourgon, CIHR
  Platform Presentation 2.4: Reusability
Carolyn DuBois, Gordon Foundation
  Questions and Discussion  
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch  
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Breakout & Reporting
Building on Existing National Data Services: Gaps and Opportunities
Group Discussion
2:30 – 3 p.m. Break  
3 – 4:30 p.m. CANARIE Research Data Management (RDM) Program/​Other RDM-Focused Projects
International Science Council (ICSU) World Data System – International Technology Office; and CANARIE HubZero Project; Canada’s Open Government Portal
Group Presentation
4:30 – 5 p.m. Day 1 Wrap-Up Mark Leggott, RDC
5 – 6:30 p.m. Platform Demonstrations All
6:30 p.m. Dinner out  

Friday, January 25, 2019

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast  
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Vision for a National Data Services Framework Sinead Tuite, Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada
David Castle, University of Victoria; RDC Steering Committee

Mark Leggott, RDC
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Breakout & Reporting
Next Steps for a NDSF in Canada
Group Discussion
10:30 – 11 a.m. Break  
11 a.m. –12 p.m. Wrap-up and Next Steps Mark Leggott, RDC