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New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO)

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on April 19, 2021 in Events

Between May 4 and 7, NDRIO will host a series of Virtual Town Hall events as the latest consultation step in the Canadian Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) Needs Assessment.

These events are an opportunity for researchers and the broader research community to validate and provide further feedback on NDRIO’s consultations to date as relates to DRI usage, or the tools and services required to support research excellence. These consultations were conducted over the past four months through a call for White Papers and Current Documentation, as well as a survey of researchers across Canada.

The Virtual Town Halls (four events in English; four in French) are open to researchers in Canada from across disciplines, levels of engagement with DRI tools and research experience.

Virtual Town Hall event timing, themes and registration links are as follows:

Tuesday, May 4: Town Hall 1
Theme: Awareness and Accessibility
English Session: 2 – 3pm AST
French Session: 4 – 5pm AST

Wednesday, May 5: Town Hall 2
Theme: Governance and Policy
English Session: 2 – 3pm AST
French Session: 11:30 – 12:30pm AST

Thursday, May 6: Town Hall 3
Theme: Operations
English Session: 2 – 3pm AST
French Session: 11:30 – 12:30pm AST

Friday, May 7: Town Hall 4
Theme: Support
English Session: 2 – 3pm AST
French Session: 11:30 – 12:30pm AST

Further event details can be found on the website. To participate, registration is required and will be available until Friday, April 30. Be sure to register now as participation is limited to 150 people per session. A document and video summarizing NDRIO’s preliminary findings will be shared with attendees to guide the discussions.