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Research Data Management Workshop 2020


To continue to strengthen the Canadian community of research data management practitioners and software developers, CANARIE is pleased to invite you to the Research Data Management Workshop. The goal of the Workshop is to share updates on the funded projects from RDM Call 1, learn about the successful proposals from the RDM Call 2, and discuss how these platforms can help define details of the National Data Services Framework (NDSF).


travel and accommodations


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Additional program details will be made available on this page in the coming weeks. For more information, please contact Mark Leggott.

Please note: All program proceedings will be conducted in English.


Monday, February 3, 2020

6:00 – 8:00 PM Welcome Reception


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

7:30 – 8:30 AM Registration and breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome, Introductions, and Goals Mark Wolff | CANARIE
Mark Leggott | RDC
9:00 AM – 9:40 AM Update on CANARIE’s Research Software and Research Data Management Programs Scott Henwood | CANARIE
Mark Leggott | RDC
Updates on RDM Call 1 Projects
9:40 – 10:00 AM Canadian Health Omics Repository (CanDIG CHORD) David Lougheed | McGill University
10:00 – 10:20 AM Dataverse for the Canadian Research Community Kaitlin Newson | University of Toronto
Meghan Goodchild | Queen’s University
10:20 – 10:50 AM Break and Networking
10:50 – 11:10 AM DuraCloud Canada: Linking Data Repositories to Preservation Storage Steven Marks | University of Toronto
11:10 – 11:30 AM FAIR Repository for Annotations, Corpora, and Schemas (FRACS)
11:30 – 11:50 AM Federated Geospatial Data Discovery for Canada Mark Goodwin | University of British Columbia
Paul Dante | University of British Columbia
11:50 AM – 12:10 PM Making Identifiers Necessary to Track Evolving Data (MINTED) Reyna Jenkins | Ocean Networks Canada
12:10 – 1:10 PM Lunch and Networking
1:10 – 1:30 PM Radiam: Management Software for Active Research Data Todd Trann | University of Saskatchewan
1:30 – 1:50 PM Research Lifecycle Islandora8 Donald Moses | University of PEI
Alexander O’Neill | University of PEI
1:50 – 2:10 PM Research Portal for Secure Data Discovery, Access and Collaboration Mojib Javadi | Indoc Research
Descriptions of RDM Call 2 Projects
2:10 – 2:30 PM Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) Todd Trann | University of Saskatchewan
2:30 – 3:00 PM Break and Networking
3:00 – 3:20 PM iReceptor Plus: a data integration platform to share, compare and analyze Adaptive Immune Receptor Repertoire (AIRR-seq) data Felix Breden | Simon Fraser University
3:20 – 3:40 PM Patient Data Gateway Moyez Dharsee | Indoc Research
Kenneth Evans | Indoc Research
3:40 – 4:00 PM ClinDIG: a Distributed System for Clinical and Genomics Data Jonathan Dursi | Hospital for Sick Children, CanDIG
4:00 – 4:20 PM Barcode of Life Data System & mBRAVE Catherine Wei | Bold Systems

Tyler Elliot | Bold Systems

4:20 – 5:00 PM Discussion of Research Software and RDM Roadmaps for 2022+
5:00 PM Closing Remarks

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Travel & Accommodations

Brookstreet Hotel

525 Legget Drive
Kanata (Ottawa), Ontario


The hotel is located in Kanata, a suburb west of downtown Ottawa.  Given the 24KM distance between the venue and downtown, attendees are encouraged to stay at the Brookstreet.


The room block at the Brookstreet Hotel has expired. The discounted rate is available based on hotel occupancy.

By phone, please contact 1-888-826-2220 and request the CANARIE/RDC room block.

Local Dining

Ottawa is host to a wide range of restaurants to fit every palate. The city’s ethnic diversity will allow you to travel the tastes of the globe as you explore your surroundings. The Brookstreet Hotel is host to Perspectives Restaurant, where Executive Chef Clifford Lyness uses local fare and simple, healthy ingredients from across Ontario to create a unique menu of playful and imaginative dishes.

Restaurants in the Area


Transportation to the Brookstreet is also available directly from the terminal to downtown Ottawa via bus, taxi, Lyft, or Uber.

Ottawa Taxis

Public Transit

OC Transpo provides comprehensive transit services to nearly one million people in Ottawa. The Brookstreet Hotel is accessible by OC Transpo from the Ottawa airport and train station.

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