Objectives: A faculty survey was conducted to understand research data management practices and faculty needs to develop research data services for a university. The Library worked with stakeholders throughout the university to develop questions and support institutional policy. Data collected will be compared to similar surveys at other universities to help develop an evidence base for setting up institutional
Methods: A survey was developed in conjunction with the office of research, technology services, and other stakeholders at the institution. IRB approval was received, and the survey was sent to all teaching and research faculty using REDCap. Two reminders were sent to faculty before the survey was closed. Data will be analyzed using SPSS. All university faculty were surveyed. The full set of results will be compared to similar multidisciplinary surveys at other institutions. A subset of results from biomedical departments will be used to compare the university responses to several recent studies based in biomedical libraries. The similarities and differences between disciplines and institutions will be considered for the development of policies and contributions to an evidence base for research data management services in libraries.
Keywords: research data management, surveyy, evidence base, faculty
Margaret Henderson, AHIP, was director, Research Data Management, and associate professor, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries. She is a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. Henderson is the author of "Data Management: A Practical Guide for Librarians" from Rowman and Littlefield (Nov 2016). She recently moved to California and is enjoying life in the San Diego area.
Monday, May 29
10:35 AM – 10:50 AM
Tuesday, May 30
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