On “‘Think Piece’ on a DI Roadmap,” by the Leadership Council for Digital Infrastructure

On “‘Think Piece’ on a DI Roadmap,” by the Leadership Council for Digital Infrastructure

In “‘Think Piece’ on a DI Roadmap,” members of the Leadership Council for Digital Infrastructure (LCDI) draw attention to the need for robust and sustainable digital research infrastructure in Canada. They are upfront about acknowledging the “challenges of adapting to the rapidly evolving needs of data-intensive research in a time of fiscal restraint” (n.p.). To navigate this challenging situation, the authors chart some next steps that stakeholders in Canada could take. They call for a largely coordinated approach, with increased collaboration across stakeholders, a cohesive national policy, and a significant data management strategy. Here, the authors suggest that a coalition grown from the extant LCDI would achieve such goals. To demonstrate this, the compilers outline a proposed 2-phased “action agenda,” and also delineate the roles that other relevant agencies, groups, and institutions should play.

Work cited
Leadership Council for Digital Infrastructure. 2014. “‘Think Piece’ on a DI Roadmap.” http://digitalleadership.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/DI-Roadmap-Think-Piece-Jan-2014.pdf

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