A report has been released by the Collections Development Working Group of the Portage Data Discovery Experts describing how a group of ten Canadian research data repositories were identified for a pilot to facilitate the discovery of their data collections through the Research Data Repository (FRDR) search tool.
The Portage Data Discovery Expert Group was created to ensure that Canadian research data is comprehensively described through the use of appropriate standards and indexed in suitable tools to support its discovery, facilitate its access, and inform researchers of its potential reuse in a wide variety of contexts and by a broad range of users. Their Collections Development Working Group was formed to ensure that Canadian research data is comprehensively included and indexed in FRDR and other search tools.
This report presents a typology of research data repositories, describes the selection criteria from which a set of ten Canadian research data repositories were selected for a pilot, and provides lessons learned and recommendations resulting from this review, as well as suggested next steps.
Portage is managed by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).
Direct to Full Text Report (9 pages; PDF)