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Addressing Research Data   Management Needs as theScientific Data Consulting Group               5th Annual University of ...
A need, and an opportunity• May 2010 announcement of upcoming NSF DMP  requirement• UVA administrators recognize new requi...
An evolution of servicesElectronic Text (Etext) Center          Science and                                               ...
Getting SciDaC started: May 2010  Assessment                                                                       Data In...
Engaging on many fronts  Front-line         • Advising on data management planning   Services          • Consulting on dat...
Data interviews• Two goals    1. Gain deeper knowledge of specific research behaviors,       and    2. Promote our intenti...
Improving assessment through DMVitals                                                                                     ...
Data management plan support• Initially asked to provide boilerplate text for  researchers, we resisted this approach• Beg...
Scaling the DMP consulting service                                                                        Growth of DMPToo...
Guiding data management supportwithin our institutional repository• Improvement of upstream  data management practices  to...
Shifting into “operational” support• Implementation of grant-driven data  management plans• Plans for the sake of doing be...
Selected additional efforts• Data Rights and Responsibilities Guidance   –   http://www.lib.virginia.edu/brown/data/datari...
Core team compositionName                Title                         Training              Percent Time                A...
What comes next?Creative Commons License ”Addressing Research Data Management Needs as the Scientific Data Consulting Grou...
Questions?                               Contact:                              Andrew Sallans                          als...
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  1. 1. Addressing Research Data Management Needs as theScientific Data Consulting Group 5th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian eScience Symposium 4/3/13 Andrew Sallans, Head of Strategic Data Initiatives, University of Virginia LibraryCreative Commons License ”Addressing Research Data Management Needs as the Scientific Data Consulting Group", 4/3/13 by Andrew L. Sallans is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  2. 2. A need, and an opportunity• May 2010 announcement of upcoming NSF DMP requirement• UVA administrators recognize new requirement and insufficient researcher preparedness as a risk to future funding• Library made case to take on support, and received support from research and IT leadership Creative Commons License ”Addressing Research Data Management Needs as the Scientific Data Consulting Group", 4/3/13 by Andrew L. Sallans is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  3. 3. An evolution of servicesElectronic Text (Etext) Center Science and Research Scientific Dataand Geospatial Engineering Computing Lab Consulting What comesand Statistical Digital Initiative (RCL), (SciDaC) Group, next?Data (GeoStat) (SEDI) Lab, Center, 2006-2010 2010-Present 2003 -2006 1990s-2006 Creative Commons License ”Addressing Research Data Management Needs as the Scientific Data Consulting Group", 4/3/13 by Andrew L. Sallans is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  4. 4. Getting SciDaC started: May 2010 Assessment Data Interviews Planning Data Management Plan Support Implementation Data in the Institutional Repository Creative Commons License ”Addressing Research Data Management Needs as the Scientific Data Consulting Group", 4/3/13 by Andrew L. Sallans is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  5. 5. Engaging on many fronts Front-line • Advising on data management planning Services • Consulting on data management process improvement and curation • Training on requirements and best practices Process • DMPTool for efficiency in offering DMP services and sharing best practices • Policy revision and recommendationsImprovement • Serving as the bridge for institutional data management servicesInfrastructure • Repository services (Libra, Academic Preservation Trust, DigitalDevelopment Preservation Network) • Contributing use cases and real requirements to development effortsCommunity- • Involvement in national initiatives to develop parts of our support model wide • Developing collaborations to share and gain expertise Creative Commons License ”Addressing Research Data Management Needs as the Scientific Data Consulting Group", 4/3/13 by Andrew L. Sallans is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  6. 6. Data interviews• Two goals 1. Gain deeper knowledge of specific research behaviors, and 2. Promote our intention to provide data management support• Conducted around 30 interviews across many domain areas, in partnership with subject liaisons• Identified tremendous challenge of balance between fully-customized versus commodity/scalable solutions Creative Commons License ”Addressing Research Data Management Needs as the Scientific Data Consulting Group", 4/3/13 by Andrew L. Sallans is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  7. 7. Improving assessment through DMVitals Distribute final report Send initial report to and begin DM Conduct Data researcher for Implementation with Interview approval/review Researcher Produce "Data Code Data Extract action Interview Report" Interview statements from answers in the “DM Vitals “DM Vitals” Recommendations tool Report" DMVitals Sustainability Rating (Example - not real data) % of Sustainability Guidelines 80% 60% 40% Met 20% 0% Creative Commons License ”Addressing Research Data Management Needs as the Scientific Data Consulting Group", 4/3/13 by Andrew L. Sallans is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  8. 8. Data management plan support• Initially asked to provide boilerplate text for researchers, we resisted this approach• Began providing services by developing a very user-centered template approach, incorporating Q&A and guidance• Heavy focus on collaborative development with our team and iterative revision Creative Commons License ”Addressing Research Data Management Needs as the Scientific Data Consulting Group", 4/3/13 by Andrew L. Sallans is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  9. 9. Scaling the DMP consulting service Growth of DMPTool Plans by Institution 160 140 U of Virginia 120 Average of 100 partners 80 Average of all institutions 60 counted Max of all 40 institutions counted 20 Min of all 0 institutions counted Creative Commons License ”Addressing Research Data Management Needs as the Scientific Data Consulting Group", 4/3/13 by Andrew L. Sallans is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  10. 10. Guiding data management supportwithin our institutional repository• Improvement of upstream data management practices to improve quality in downstream preservation• Development of mechanisms for preservation of data Creative Commons License ”Addressing Research Data Management Needs as the Scientific Data Consulting Group", 4/3/13 by Andrew L. Sallans is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  11. 11. Shifting into “operational” support• Implementation of grant-driven data management plans• Plans for the sake of doing better research• Using notebook approach Creative Commons License ”Addressing Research Data Management Needs as the Scientific Data Consulting Group", 4/3/13 by Andrew L. Sallans is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  12. 12. Selected additional efforts• Data Rights and Responsibilities Guidance – http://www.lib.virginia.edu/brown/data/datarights.html• Data Management Day at UVA• Graduate Student Data Management Portal – http://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/SciDaC_Grad_Training/• Graduate Student Data Management Bootcamp (in partnership with Virginia Tech Libraries)• ASERL/SURA Model Language for Research Data Management Policies – http://www.aserl.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ASERL- SURA_Model_Language_RDM_Policy_Language_FINAL.pdf• ARL SPEC Kit on Research Data Management Services (in collaboration with JHU, data presently being collected) Creative Commons License ”Addressing Research Data Management Needs as the Scientific Data Consulting Group", 4/3/13 by Andrew L. Sallans is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  13. 13. Core team compositionName Title Training Percent Time Area of FocusAndrew Head of MLIS Full-time Management, planning,Sallans Strategic Data MSMIT IT, budgeting InitiativesSherry Lake Senior Data MLIS Full-time Planning, programming, Consultant storage, metadataBill Corey Data MLIS Full-time Policy, ownership, Consultant metadataAndrea Health MLIS 4 hours per Clinical research, IRBsDenton Sciences Data week ConsultantRicky Data PhD Half-time Scientific data, methods,Patterson Consultant Astronomy funded researchSummer MLIS Full-time for Project basedinterns 10 weeks Creative Commons License ”Addressing Research Data Management Needs as the Scientific Data Consulting Group", 4/3/13 by Andrew L. Sallans is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  14. 14. What comes next?Creative Commons License ”Addressing Research Data Management Needs as the Scientific Data Consulting Group", 4/3/13 by Andrew L. Sallans is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  15. 15. Questions? Contact: Andrew Sallans als9q@virginia.edu Twitter: @asallansCreative Commons License ”Addressing Research Data Management Needs as the Scientific Data Consulting Group", 4/3/13 by Andrew L. Sallans is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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