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May 31, 2012
NRC-CISTI launches Canadian research data registration service
DataCite Canada service makes research data easier to find, access and reuse.
April 4, 2012
Nature Publishing Group releases linked data platform
Nature Publishing Group releases linked data platform.
April 16, 2012
Research Data Curation Bibliography
Charles W. Bailey, Jr. HOUSTON: DIGITAL.
April 18, 2012
NASA Tournament Lab holds a contest for programmers who can improve access to its data archives
Dave Klingler, ARS Technica.
Analysis of Results from fhe Research Data Preservation Survey-Full Report
London School of Economics and Political Science Digital Communication Enhancement (DICE) project.
Special Theme: Big Data
Special Issue of ERCIM News, Number 89.
The Stratford Report 2012: Arts and Culture at the Digital Crossroads
Stratford Institute for Digital Media.
2 February 2012
DataCite Canada update: First DOIs assigned
As part of its pilot project, DataCite Canada has assigned its first digital object identifiers (DOIs) to a small sample of Institute for Ocean Technology (IOT) reports that appear in the National Research Council (NRC) Publications Archive. NRC-CISTI will launch the DataCite Canada service in early 2012, enabling Canadian research organizations to assign DOIs to their research data, including unpublished reports. DOIs help data producers take control of the management of their data, share, get credit for it and build their reputation through data citations. In addition, DOIs make research data easier to access, reuse and verify, thereby making it easier to build on previous work, conduct new research and avoid duplicating already e xisting work.*
30 November 2011
Data management in the United States and Canada: academic libraries' contribution
Mayu Ishida, University of British Columbia, Graduate paper, 2011 Summer Term 1.
29 November 2011
Obama wants feds to digitize all records
Lucas Mearian, Computerworld.
20 November 2011
15 November 2011
A Surfboard for Riding the Wave: Towards a four country action programme on research data
Maurits van der Graaf et al, Knowledge Exchange.
13 November 2011
5 November 2011
5 November 2011
La démocratie à l'ère numérique
Fabien Deglise et Antoine Robitaille.
4 November 2011
Request for Information: Public Access to Digital Data Resulting From Federally Funded Scientific Research
[U.S.] Science and Technology Policy Office.
2 November 2011
Montreal joins open data movement
Howard Solomon, IT World Canada.
2 November 2011
27 October 2011
Building the perfect data repository... or the one that might get used
Science in the Open.
27 October 2011
Comprehensive Brief on Open Access to Publications and Research Data
Working together to promote access to the results of publicly funded research.
The 2010 release of Access to Research Results: Guiding Principles by the three federal granting agencies – – the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – – includes a commitmentto developing a shared approach for improving access to publicly funded research in keeping with internationally recognized best practices, standards and policies for funding and conducting research.
As a first step toward the development of a joint policy, the agencies recently commissioned a Comprehensive Brief on Open Access to Publications and Research Data, an environmental scan of the policy context in Canada and internationally, and the diverse challenges of open access from the point of view of different stakeholder groups, including universities, researchers across various disciplines, and government agencies. This briefing paper will be used as a starting point to inform discussions between the three federal granting agencies as they consider how they might implement open access measures, collectively or individually, over the next few years. The agencies' ultimate goal is to adopt a joint policy on access to research results.
M. Kathleen Shearer
20 October 2011
17 October 2011
6 July 2011
Canada plays critical role in world's largest scientific initiative
University of Calgary team helping capture unprecedented amounts of data from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - the world's largest radio telescope.
16 June 2011
Big data feeding Canadian research innovation
CANARIE, Canada's Advanced Research and Innovation Network, today reported that research traffic over its ultra-high-capacity, fibre-optic network has increased by an average of 50% per year over the past four years. This traffic includes data-intensive DNA sequences, climate models, and information collected from an increasing array of sensors on the ground, under the sea, and in space. In 2010 alone, over 28,000 Terabytes of data were transmitted over the network, more than twenty times the volume of residential Internet traffic in Canada.
14 June 2011
McGill University, IBM develop Quebec's most powerful and energy-efficient supercomputer cluster
McGill University today announced an $8.3-million CDN contract with IBM in Canada to acquire a supercomputer cluster able to support the data-intensive research activities of the CLUMEQ High Performance Computing Consortium, making it the most powerful supercomputer in Quebec and the second-most energy-efficient data centre in Canada.
9 June 2011
DataCite Canada pilot participants announced
NRC's Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI) is pleased to share the news that Carleton University, the University of Guelph, and the Canadian Space Agency have accepted an invitation to pilot DataCite Canada's data registration service and feed into its development. NRC-CISTI created DataCite Canada to serve as a central research data set registration service for Canada. Once launched, DataCite Canada will enable organizations to register research data sets and assign digital object identifiers (DOIs) to them.
16 March 2011
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13 December 2010
27 September 2010
5 May 2010
Addressing the Research Data Gap: A Review of Novel Services for Libraries
Commissioned by the CARL Data Management Sub-committee, this document presents the results of a review of novel opportunities for libraries in the area of research data services. The activities were identified through a review of the literature and a scan of projects being undertaken at libraries and other institutions worldwide.
6 April 2010
Doctors and researchers working to understand how cancer develops and grows have access to a new tool in their arsenal: by using the power of the CANARIE Network, they can now share their findings and access large, sophisticated data sets from other cancer research institutes around the world through the International Cancer Genome Consortium.
14 January 2010
CARL Data Management Awareness Toolkit
Research Data: Unseen Opportunities , developed for the CARL Data Management Sub-Committee, provides background information about the management of research data in Canada. The purpose is to enable Canadian Association of Research Libraries Directors to raise awareness of the issues of data management with administrators and researchers on campus. The toolkit, along with a companion document that discusses roles for libraries in the management of research data, will provide readers with a general understanding of the current state of research data in Canada and internationally, and offer suggestions to begin addressing the issues involved. Orders for high quality print copies can be placed with the CARL Office - email@example.com, 613-562-5385.Diego Argáez
November 12, 2009
FGM 2009 Program presentations
Speakers' presentation slides for the November 12, 2009, CARL program entitled Where Libraries and Research Data Intersect are available on the CARL website.