Mark Leggott

Mark LeggottMark Leggott

Executive Director, Research Data Canada

As Executive Director of Research Data Canada, Mark builds on the existing progress of RDC and facilitates broad stakeholder outreach to launch programs that strengthen Canada’s research data management capacity. Under Mark’s leadership, RDC will move forward with programs that ensure data management solutions evolve in concert with other elements of Canada’s digital research infrastructure.   Before joining CANARIE, Mark enjoyed a successful academic career, most recently as the University Librarian at the University of Prince Edward Island. Mark sat on the Tri-Agencies’ Data Management Policy Advisory Committee, and has also contributed to CANARIE’s Software Technical Advisory Committee and Federated Single Sign-On Committee.  Mark brings business acumen and technical savvy to his considerable knowledge of the research data management ecosystem as the founder of the Islandora project, an open source digital asset management system.