New Report: “Public Access Data Management and Sharing Activities for Academic Administration and Researchers”
From the Association of Research Libraries (ARL):
The Realities of Academic Data Sharing (RADS) Initiative’s public-access data management and sharing (DMS) activities are the result of categorizing services and support across the institution that are likely needed to make public access to research data available. The RADS project team categorized these activities by life-cycle phases for public access to research data, and used the activities in RADS surveys of publicly funded campus researchers and institutional administrators whose departments likely provide support in these areas.
The result of categorizing and defining these activities not only delineated questions for RADS’s retrospective studies, but, consequently, may also help researchers, administrators, and librarians prepare for upcoming federal and institutional policies requiring access to publicly funded research data.
This report presents version 1 of the RADS public access DMS activities. Additional versions are expected to be released as more institutions engage in implementing new federal policies in the coming months. Community engagement and feedback on the RADS DMS activities is critical to (1) validate the activities and (2) parse out the activities, as sharing and refining them will benefit stakeholders interested in meeting new federal open-access and sharing policies.
Comments on the activities are encouraged and can be made in the RADS Public Access DMS Activities public comment document.
Comments may also be sent to email@example.com.
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14 pages; PDF.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.