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In Aggregate: Trends, Needs, and Opportunities from Research Data Management Surveys

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posted on 2019-04-09, 00:00 authored by Abigail Goben, Tina Griffin
A popular starting point for libraries engaging in research data management (RDM) services is a needs assessment (NA); and a preliminary count identified more than fifty published NA case studies. However, no overarching analysis has yet been conducted. The authors compared assessments to characterize the case study institution types; establish the target population assessed; discover cross-institutional trends both in the topics covered and the issues identified; and determine remaining gaps in the literature. Thirty-seven studies conducted in the United States were included. Twenty-five were at public, Doctoral, Highest Research institutions. The most frequently assessed respondents were faculty (n= 3847). The most frequent topics involved storing, sharing, and maintaining long-term access to data. Gaps include assessing students, staff, and non-faculty researcher needs; determining needs at various sized and degree granting institutions; and investigating RDM needs for non-STEM disciplines.


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This is the accepted manuscript to be published in Fall 2019


Goben A, Griffin TM. In Aggregate: Trends, Needs, and Opportunities from Research Data Management Surveys. College and Research Libraries. In Press. 2019.


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