We thank our sponsors for their generous support:

Host & Reception Sponsors

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Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University

Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University is Canada’s pre-eminent entrepreneurial-focused business management school that is shaping the next generation of global innovators and leaders with a combination of experiential and theoretical learning. Ted Rogers School of Management is AACSB accredited and home to six schools of management, 12 research centres and institutes, offers two MBA degrees and one research-focused Master’s degree.


Ryerson University Library & Archives

The Ryerson University Library and Archives (RULA) is integral to learning, teaching, and scholarly, research and creative activities. We collect, organize, preserve, disseminate, and provide access to essential information resources. Our services focus on our users to enable knowledge creation. Through engagement with students, faculty, and the community we collaborate in fostering successful critical thinkers and lifelong learners.

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Ryerson University

Ryerson is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-focused education and a university clearly on the move. It is a distinctly urban university with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Ryerson has a mission to serve societal need and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community.


University of Toronto Libraries

Welcome to the University of Toronto Libraries. With 44 libraries at three campuses, we are proud to support learning, teaching and research at the University of Toronto with collections that are unparalleled in Canada in their richness and diversity. In addition to more than 12 million volumes in 341 languages, 1,500,000 electronic resources in various formats, 28,000 linear metres of archival material and 500 terabytes of data, our international network of resource sharing partnerships extends access on our students’ and faculty members’ behalf to materials held by thousands of other institutions.


York University Libraries

York University Libraries is an innovative and diverse learning organization, one that is central to the York University community and one in which dynamic intellectual exchange is fostered and welcomed. Our mission is:

  • To pursue, preserve and disseminate knowledge;
  • To meet the challenges of evolving technologies for our diverse community through leadership and innovation;
  • To advance teaching, learning and research at York University by building quality collections and services for present and future generations.

Platinum Sponsors



The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an effort to create an international standard in XML for metadata describing social science data. The Alliance is a self-sustaining membership organization whose members have a voice in the development of the DDI specification.


Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

ICPSR advances and expands social and behavioral research, acting as a global leader in data stewardship and providing rich data resources and responsive educational opportunities for present and future generations.

Gold Sponsors


Metadata Technology North America

Metadata Technology North America offers a unique combination of technology skills and world-class expertise to help organizations leverage data and metadata standards to facilitate production, open access, and improve the quality and use of statistical and scientific data. We provide open source and commercial products, training, and services to statistical agencies, research centers, central banks, data archives, international organizations and private companies. Furthermore, we contribute extensively to the data community through our support of the Open Data Foundation and the development of free and open-source tools.


CODATA, the ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology

CODATA, the Committee on Data for Science and Technology, is an interdisciplinary Scientific Committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU), was established 40 years ago.

CODATA works to improve the quality, reliability, management and accessibility of data of importance to all fields of science and technology. CODATA is a resource that provides scientists and engineers with access to international data activities for increased awareness, direct cooperation and new knowledge. CODATA was established in 1966 by ICSU to promote and encourage, on a world-wide basis, the compilation, evaluation and dissemination of reliable numerical data of importance to science and technology.

CODATA is concerned with all types of data resulting from experimental measurements, observations and calculations in every field of science and technology, including the physical sciences, biology, geology, astronomy, engineering, environmental science, ecology and others. Particular emphasis is given to data management problems common to different disciplines and to data used outside the field in which they were generated.

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(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

Our members include Canada’s twenty-nine largest university libraries and two federal institutions.

CARL members provide invaluable support to Canada’s research community by:

  • Working to improve access to knowledge
  • Improving services to students, faculty and researchers
  • Promoting effective and sustainable scholarly communication
  • Ensuring that Canada’s researchers have world class information management capacities
  • Sharing best practices and experiences
  • Advocating public policies that enable broad access to scholarly information

By preserving and enabling access to knowledge, our members support Canada’s researchers and foster innovation.


The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is one of the world’s leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from surveys of public opinion. The data held by the Roper Center range from the 1930s, when survey research was in its infancy, to the present. Most of the data are from the United States, but over 50 nations are represented.

Silver Sponsors



ProQuest® connects people with vetted, reliable research information. The company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge, including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections, and ebooks.

ProQuest includes Bowker®, Dialog®, EBL®, ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses, and tools such as RefWorks®, PivotT, Intota®, and Summon® services.

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Ontario Library Association is a provincial organization providing a forum for librarians and library technicians for exchanging ideas, promoting cooperation, research and development in all fields of library activity. Founded in 1900, the OLA is the oldest continually operating library association in Canada; with more than 5,000 members, it is the largest library association in the country.