Why is this survey important?
Good research data management practice is essential for both productive research and taking full advantage of the emergent data infrastructures. While there are established practices in the management and referencing of publications, similar standards for the management of data are currently sporadic. The SIM4RDM project has the vision to enable researchers to utilise effectively the emerging data infrastructures by ensuring that they have the knowledge, skills and support infrastructures necessary to adopt good research data management methodologies.
This landscape survey has been developed to provide insight in possible interventions and best practices to support and optimise the use of existing research data infrastructures by researchers.
The purpose of the survey is to determine the state of the art. It is aimed at four focus groups: research funders, research institutions (e.g. universities), national coordinating bodies (e.g. NRENs) and publishers. The results will be discussed at a planned workshop and published in a landscape report that will be input for further development of a reference model later on in the project.
For each of the four target groups separate surveys have been set up. The survey for your target group can be found online at the following locations :
We would very much appreciate if you could find the time to fill in the questionnaire of your target group before April 15th 2012. We address you as a librarian as we have noticed that interventions and policies about research data management often originate from the library department.
For information on the SIM4RDM project , please refer to http://sim4rdm.eu/content/about-us. Note that this website is still under construction and information provided on this website is currently very limited.
Respondents will receive the landscape report when it comes available.
Thank you in advance.
On behalf of the SIM4RDM project,
Wilma Mossink (Mossink@surf.nl)
Magchiel Bijsterbosch (Bijsterbosch@surf.nl)