Canadian research data is set to have a greater impact thanks to source code developed by UBC Library.
The National Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) is a new scalable national platform for research data management and discovery. It is being built using source code developed for UBC’s Open Collections project to enable researchers across Canada to have improved access to and control of large amounts of research data.
A collaboration between Compute Canada and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), FRDR is creating tools and services that support research data curation, access, discoverability and preservation across Canada in a broad range of disciplines. It will also be able to inform researchers of their data’s potential reuse.
The front-end source code at the heart of FRDR was originally developed for the UBC Open Collections project, a publicly accessible digital repository of digital photos, books, newspapers, maps, videos, theses, educational resources and more. “We’re thrilled that the FRDR has decided to use UBC Library source code for this national discovery platform to make Canadian research data more visible, discoverable and reproducible,” said Eugene Barsky, Research Data Librarian at UBC and a driving force behind the FRDR.
Open Access Week, October 24-30th, 2016 is a global event that enables the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in Open Access, a new norm in scholarship and research.