Canada’s New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) launched earlier this year and recently named their inaugural board. Dalhousie’s Dean of Libraries Donna Bourne-Tyson is on the fifteen-member board, representing academic libraries and the data management sector.
“Canada has an excellent record of collaboration in developing digital research infrastructure, including the work of the Leadership Council for Digital Research Infrastructure, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ Portage Network and Research Data Canada, and other organizations providing national leadership for Data Management (DM), Advanced Research Computing (ARC), and Research Software (RS). This bodes well for the future of DM services — a coordinated approach to the discovery, reuse and preservation of research data will benefit researchers and all Canadians,” says Bourne-Tyson.
NDRIO will provide the digital tools, services, and infrastructure that scholars and scientists need to conduct the kind of leading-edge research that benefits society. It is a member-based organization, with founding members comprising more than 135 leading post-secondary institutions, research hospitals, institutes, and established digital research infrastructure (DRI) organizations across Canada. (Source: https://engagedri.ca/about-engage-dri/board-of-directors/)