Jeff Moon appointed as Portage Director
We are pleased to offer our congratulations to Jeff Moon who has been seconded to be the Director of the Portage Network, September 15, 2017 to August 31, 2018.
Portage is a national research data management (RDM) initiative developed by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries to assist researchers and other RDM stakeholders, through a library-based network of expertise and national platforms for planning, preserving, and discovering research data. As Portage enters the second year of its current business plan, it aims to continue progress made on its central goals of: i) fostering a community of practice for RDM; ii) facilitating and providing leadership in the development of RDM infrastructure; and iii) engaging and advocating for RDM with stakeholder communities. Many individuals at Queen’s have played instrumental roles in the development of Portage, with a view to supporting Queen's researchers and increasing the impact of their research.
Jeff has served for many years at Queen’s as Data Librarian and the Academic Director of the Queen’s Research Data Centre, most recently focusing on the development of RDM services in partnership with stakeholders across the library and the university. For the past two years, Jeff has chaired the Portage Data Management Planning Expert Group, which developed and launched the successful DMP Assistant tool and the related Portage Data Stewardship Template. He also serves on the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) Academic Council, and on the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) External Advisory Committee. Jeff succeeds inaugural Portage Director Chuck Humphrey of the University of Alberta.