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    Open Research Survey Report 2017

    McElroy, David and Lee, Sarah (2017) Open Research Survey Report 2017. Project Report. Birkbeck, University of London. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Providing Research Data Management (RDM) support has many challenges. The different types of data, the volume storied on various media, the differences across disciplines, all contribute to the complexity of supporting RDM in a diverse institution such as Birkbeck. Another part of the challenge of delivering an RDM service is the varying attitudes toward data management. Staff are often unclear of what “Research Data” means to them, and have often have mixed levels of previous support or training. Without knowing what our academics already understand of RDM, it would be very hard to meet their needs in the correct way. Many institutions have run these types of surveys in the past few years, yielding useful results. Recently UCL, SOAS, and a consortium led by Jisc have run very similar surveys, which we hoped to be able to compare our results to. Open Access was also included in the survey; so as to compare attitudes to a previous survey which ran in 2011. Same questions were deliberately the same, while we added some extra questions about the Research Excellence Frame work to gauge current staff attitudes.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): RDM, Survey, Reserach Data
    School: Central Administration Departments > Library
    Depositing User: David McElroy
    Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2017 14:25
    Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 14:25
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/20631

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