The Canadian Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) has officially launched into full production! Portage has been working towards this for several years. FRDR is a national solution for storage of big research datasets, and offers the following:
- Publish research data in a Canadian-owned, bilingual national repository option
- 1 TB of repository storage available to all faculty members at Canadian post-secondary institutions - more storage may be available upon request
- Secure repository storage, distributed geographically across multiple Compute Canada Federation hosting sites
- Data curation support provided by Portage
- Ability to work with multiple collaborators on a single submission
- Your data will be discoverable alongside other Canadian collections in the FRDR Discovery Portal
- FRDR datasets are discoverable through the U of L Library’s Summon search.
FRDR is designed to address a longstanding gap in Canada's research infrastructure by providing researchers with a robust repository option into which large research datasets can be ingested, curated, processed for preservation, discovered, cited, and shared.
The FRDR Discovery Portal enables discovery of and access to Canadian research data, while FRDR’s repository services will help researchers store and manage their data, preserve their research for future use, and comply with institutional and funding agency data management requirements.
FRDR is made possible through a collaboration between Portage, the Compute Canada Federation and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, with development and infrastructure support from the University of Saskatchewan, Simon Fraser University, the University of Waterloo, and the University of Toronto.
Portage is offering webinars on FRDR to help researchers, faculty, librarians, and others learn how to use the platform for data sharing, deposit, and discovery. If you have any questions or would like to know more about FRDR, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your subject librarian.