CARL Response to the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is delighted to respond to the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management.

CARL’s Portage Network supports a national research data management (RDM) service to assist researchers and other RDM stakeholders through a library-based network of expertise on RDM and through national platforms for planning, preserving, and discovering research data.

We strongly support the Tri-Agency Statement of Principle for Digital Data Management which will provide a guiding framework for the development of more concrete policies and practices in Canada. We are pleased that both expectations and responsibilities are articulated in the Statement of Principles. The ecosystem metaphor for data stewardship is popular because it expresses the interdependence of the many stakeholders engaged in research data infrastructure. How these stakeholders behave in this ecosystem, however, remains rather open-ended at this time and we feel that both the expectations and responsibilities will help define the collaborative roles required of RDM stakeholders in Canada. (Full text available in PDF)