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Location: Centre Mont-Royal, SALON CARTIER I
RDA 10th Plenary Montreal, Canada

Time: Monday, September 18 2PM-6PM EDT (UTC-4 hours)

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A free* pre-conference event focused on Preservation Quality Tool development co-located at Research Data Alliance 10th Plenary Meeting in Montreal.
On-site and Virtual attendance registration options are available.

Speaker Bios
PresQT & All Workshop Resources on OSF

PresQT aims to complement existing repository infrastructure and more deeply integrate workflow and software preservation tools with an aim toward data preservation that facilitates scientific reuse and experimental reproducibility. Workshop participants will explore system architecture alternatives, discuss user experience opportunities, and prioritize functional requirements for the proposed tool.

Target Audience: We seek input from domain researchers, data curators, repository managers, librarians, software developers, workflow tool developers, data scientists and editors/publishers.

Time Desc Presenter(s)
2:00 Welcome PresQT/Workshop Goals
Needs Assessment & Overview of PresQT Survey Results
Sandra Gesing
Rick Johnson
Natalie Meyers
2:40Needs and Tool Priorities Panel Discussion
3:00 Lightning Talks Round 1Presenters:
4:00Coffee/Tea Break 
4:20Lightning Talks Round 2Presenters:
5:00Round Table Breakout Choose Between: Facilitators:
  • TechnicalDesign priorities
  • Chain of provenance through workflow artefacts
  • Preservation Tool Gaps and Use cases conversation
  • Exploring/Analyzing the PresQT open survey data
  • Participant nominated topics e.g. Collaboration and Test, Implementation Funding brainstorm, Researcher feedback roundtable.
5:40Wrap Up Panel
Short Sumnary of Next steps, meetings & outputs for PresQT
Breakout Leads
Moderator: Natalie Meyers

This Preservation Quality Tool (PresQT) workshop is designed to expand on Workshop One, gather additional stakeholder input, and gauge community interest to inform technical and administrative implementation plans for open source Data and Software Preservation Quality Tools that can be jointly developed by interested parties. There is potential for workshop participants to take the project’s resultant technical and administrative project plans forward and work together to jointly in future to develop the planned tool(s) as funded implementation projects, and/or RDA working group activities.

Depending on your nationality, obtaining a Visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) might be necessary in order to travel to Canada and attend the PresQT workshop and the RDA 10th Plenary meeting. More info on visas and Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) at: RDA 10th Plenary - Visa Information

For information about hotel accommodations, visit the RDA 10th Plenary logistics page . more information email the PresQT Team (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). For more information on RDA P10 please visit

*There is no PresQT workshop registration fee. The PresQT Workshop II event is free to attend. However, on-site participants may be very interested in attending the collocated plenary mtg and social events which do have fees. Please see RDA web site for plenary registration options.