Principles

  • ¬†We are a Canadian network providing secure preservation of and access to multi-sector, multi-discipline polar data.
  • We are a standards-based network that will evolve to meet the needs of the communities we serve and support.
  • We recognize all true costs of research data management and will maintain sufficient capacity to provide the support required to preserve and provide sustained access to polar data.
  • We promote recognition of the true cost of sustainable data curation.
  • We promote the sharing of best practices for responsible lifecycle management of data of all types and willingly engage with other communities to develop further networks.
  • We strive toward interoperability and barrier-free exchange with other data repositories and networks, both in Canada and abroad.
  • We strive to establish interoperability with existing long-term infrastructures (governmental or otherwise); as much as possible, the CPDN will avoid creating infrastructures that would overlap significantly with existing ones and that could lead to unnecessary duplication of data.
  • We honor the legal and ethical conditions around the creation of the data and work to protect sensitive data and traditional knowledge.
  • We are a Network of equal partners contributing to the continued success of the Network; a member institution will provide ample notification of any changes in their participation in the Network to minimize disruptions to the Network.
  • We recognize the importance of succession planning for a preservation network such as ours and will maintain procedures to cope with changes in membership or the dissolution of the Network.