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Chuck Humphrey

Faculty Emeritus

Charles (Chuck) Humphrey has been the Head of the Data Library at the University of Alberta since 1992 and has been the Academic Director of the Alberta Research Data Centre since 2000.  Over his career, he has worked on several regional, national, and international initiatives to increase access to data for teaching and research.  This includes serving on Canadian data initiatives, such as the National Data Archive Consultation, the National Consultation on Access to Scientific Research Data, the Data Liberation Initiative, and the Canadian Digital Information Strategy.  Internationally, he has represented Canada in the International Data Forum and the OECD Global Science Forum for Data and Research Infrastructure for the Social Sciences.  He was a member of the Association of Research Libraries Joint Task Force on Library Support for e-Science and contributed to the publication, “To Stand the Test of Time Long-term Stewardship of Digital Data Sets in Science and Engineering.”  He was a principal in recently establishing the Canadian Polar Data Network, which emerged as a cross-sector, mulit-institution distributed preservation service out of the Canadian International Polar Year.