Jeff Moon is the Director of NDRIO’s Portage Network, a national, library-based network launched by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) with the goal of building capacity and coordinating Research Data Management (RDM) activities in Canada. Portage is now fully funded by Canada’s New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) and officially joined NDRIO on April 1, 2021. Prior to his role with Portage, Jeff served as Data Librarian at Queen’s University Libraries, as Academic Director of the Queen’s Research Data Centre, and established and managed the Queen’s Research Data Management (RDM) Service.
Jeff has worked with government information, data, and statistics his entire career. He is a founding member of the Ontario Council of University Libraries’ Data Community. Jeff was involved in the creation of the successful ODESI data portal, hosted by Scholars Portal. Prior to becoming the Director of Portage, Jeff served as inaugural Chair of the Portage Data Management Planning Expert Group (DMPEG), part of the Portage Network of Experts. Jeff also taught graduate-level Government Information and RDM courses at Western University from 2006 to 2018. Jeff served on the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Council from 2008 to 2012. Jeff has an Honours B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Waterloo and an M.L.I.S. from McGill University.