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Canadian DRI Needs Assessment Virtual Town Halls: Event & Registration Details

Between May 4 and 7, NDRIO will host a series of Virtual Town Hall events as the latest consultation step in the Canadian Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) Needs Assessment.

These events are an opportunity for researchers and the broader research community to validate and provide further feedback on NDRIO’s consultations to date as relates to DRI usage, or the tools and services required to support research excellence. These consultations were conducted over the past four months through a call for Position Papers and Current Documentation, as well as a survey of researchers across Canada.

The Virtual Town Halls (four events in English; four in French) are open to researchers in Canada from across disciplines, levels of engagement with DRI tools and research experience. We hope that you will share this event information with your networks to encourage participation.

Virtual Town Hall event timing, themes and registration links are as follows:

Further event details can be found on our website. To participate, registration is required and will be available until Friday, April 30. Be sure to register now as participation is limited to 150 people per session. A document and video summarizing NDRIO’s preliminary findings will be shared with attendees to guide the discussions.

On behalf of NDRIO, I am deeply appreciative of the community’s engagement in the Needs Assessment process to date, which will allow us to better serve Canada’s researchers by informing the development of our National Service Delivery Model and 2022-2025 Strategic Plan. We look forward to more meaningful discussions ahead.

If you have questions or comments about our Virtual Town Halls, our Needs Assessment consultations, or any of our activities, please reach out to us at


Nizar Ladak
New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO)