November 29, 2015

Recently Released: “Data Management at the University of Iowa: A University Libraries Report on Campus Research Data Needs”

The following paper was recently published and made available via the U. of  Iowa Institutional Repository, Iowa Research Online.


Data Management at the University of Iowa: A University Libraries Report on Campus Research Data Needs


Shawn Averkamp
University of Iowa

Xiaomei Gu
University of Iowa

Ben Rogers
University of Iowa


Iowa Research Online (University of Iowa Institutional Repository)


This data management report was commissioned by the University of Iowa Libraries with the intention of performing a survey of the campus landscape and identifying gaps in data management services. The first stage of data collection consisted of a survey conducted during summer 2012 to which 784 responses were received. The second phase of data collection consisted of approximately 40 in-depth interviews with individuals from the campus and were completed during summer 2013. Findings are presented as challenges and opportunities within five broad areas of data management: data management planning, data storage, data organization and analysis, data publishing and dissemination and sensitive data and compliance, with additional findings reported in the areas of research culture and funding models.

Direct to Full Text Paper (36 pages; PDF)
Includes list/links to selected data repositories.

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