May 22, 2022

New From ARL: “Realities of Academic Data Sharing (RADS) Initiative: Research Update #1”

From the Association of Research Libraries:

Central to the aims of the Realities of Academic Data Sharing (RADS) project is an examination of the research-data landscape since the release of the Holdren public-access memo in 2013. The 2013 mandate, while requiring public access to federally funded research data, created direct and indirect infrastructure costs to academic institutions and researchers. Six months into the project, the RADS project team has examined costing frameworks to better understand the activities and services needed to make research data publicly accessible. The team has also extensively examined metadata quality at the projects’ six participating institutions to assess research data FAIRness (findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability), a useful indicator of data access and reusability.


Read the Complete Update (approx. 1600 words)

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