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Short Definition: A service that provides one or more data-related functions to applicable stakeholders and disciplines in a specific national context.
Extended Definition: A service that provides one or more data-related functions to applicable stakeholders and disciplines in a specific national context. Such services are often provided via a national partnership of data providers, data aggregators, community-specific groups, publishers, and cyber-infrastructure providers. In the context of research data functions such a data service would aspire to meet certain criteria such as: supporting/responding to the FAIR Data Principles and being appropriately accessible to anyone in the said national context who receives or distributes public research funding. In the context of administrative data functions such a service would also aspire to meet certain criteria specific to that data domain. Such services would typically build on the data stewardship and sharing efforts under way within the said national context and would appropriately link with other such services - including international services. Such services will often be bundled into a framework, or supporting structure, based on standards, operations, policy, or more likely a combination of these, that promotes and delivers national data services in a coordinated fashion.
Sources: Research Data Canada
Term Lead: CASRAI Editor