CANARIE Releases Results of Community Consultation on Research Data Management

The community consultation identified gaps and opportunities for software development in eight areas

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[Ottawa, ON]

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today released the results of a community consultation on gaps and opportunities in Canada’s research data management ecosystem. The results of the community consultation, conducted earlier this year, helped define the funding priorities in CANARIE’s first call for proposals under its Research Data Management program.

The community consultation identified gaps and opportunities for software development in eight areas: enriching (meta)data and discovery; federated repositories/interoperability; domain-specific repositories; data deposit and curation; preservation; persistent IDs/citability; data access and analytics; and data security and privacy. More detail on these themes may be found in the community consultation summary here.

For more information, contact:

Kathryn Anthonisen
Vice President, External Relations
[email protected] | 613-943-5374


CANARIE strengthens Canadian leadership in science and technology by delivering digital infrastructure to support world-class research that directly benefits all Canadians.

CANARIE and its twelve provincial and territorial partners form Canada’s National Research and Education Network. This ultra-high-speed network connects Canada’s researchers, educators and innovators to each other and to global data, technology, and colleagues.

Beyond the network, CANARIE funds and promotes reusable research software tools and national research data management initiatives to accelerate discovery, provides identity management services to the academic community, and offers advanced networking and cloud resources to boost commercialization in Canada’s technology sector.

Established in 1993, CANARIE is a non-profit corporation, with the majority of its funding provided by the Government of Canada.