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  • Libraries’ Data Center founded in 1996. Services more focused on early stages of working with research data (access to and analysis of); two new positions (Data Management Specialist, E-Science Librarian) added in Summer 2012 to develop services to address the rest of data life cycle. Reviewed survey/assessment examples from other institutions (GaTech, Cornell, U.Va., Cal Poly, UNC). Assess RDM needs across our campus to identify areas where library staff can target most beneficial, tailored assistance. Worked with Emory’s institutional research office to conduct survey.
  • Method for grouping by major disciplinary categories: to evaluate for possible differences among fields, assigned respondents to one of 4 groups. Some were by primary departmental affiliation (e.g. all of Art History assigned to Arts/Hum); some by reviewing their specific research topic/methodology (e.g. Psych folks could go to Basic Sci or Soc Sci). Medical Science—research conducted in clinical, “applied” setting. Basic Science—lab, “experimental” setting.
  • Overall trend: researchers are not at all, or only somewhat, familiar with funders’ data management plan requirements. Basic Sciences have greatest levels of familiarity, while majority of Arts & Humanities have not yet encountered them.
  • Researchers are not generally in the habit of sharing their data, with Medical Sciences least likely to, and Basic Sciences most likely to.
  • Faculty are most inclined to share data with other researchers, especially collaborators. Medical Sciences are least likely to share with anyone outside their particular research projects; Arts & Humanities appear most willing to share with wider world—both within the academy and with the general public.
  • Reasons not to share data trend towards issues of sensitivity/confidentiality, or concerns about not getting credit. Medical Sciences are most likely to have security-related concerns (sensitive personal health information), while the Humanities and Basic Sciences want to ensure proper citation and credit of their work.
  • Overwhelmingly, researchers are not currently depositing their data (one Emory affiliate with data in Dryad; Social Sciences better represented in ICPSR (89), and some journal replication archives hosted in Dataverse). Basic Sciences are most likely to be already depositing…
  • … which is reflected in the open text responses to where faculty are already depositing their data.
  • Surprisingly, faculty workshops on RDM were most popular service requested. Investigating possible partnerships across campus to address areas of greatest interest and concern (i.e. confidentiality) and incorporate training into ongoing schedules of offerings to PIs and administrators. Strong interest in digitization by Arts & Humanities faculty could help guide future strategy by library’s digitization program. Next steps: Individual interviews with researchers; collaborations with campus partners to develop appropriate services.

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  • https://www.asis.org/rdap/ Faculty Practices and Perspectives on Research Data Management Jennifer Doty & Katherine G. Akers Emory University Libraries4/4/2013 Doty & Akers, Faculty Practices & Perspectives on RDM
  • https://www.asis.org/rdap/ [front matter]• Data Services @ Emory University Libraries• Why an(other) assessment?• Survey design and methods Doty & Akers, Faculty Practices &4/4/2013 Perspectives on RDM
  • Faculty Survey Respondents Doty & Akers, Faculty Practices &4/4/2013 Perspectives on RDM
  • Familiarity with DMPs Doty & Akers, Faculty Practices &4/4/2013 Perspectives on RDM
  • Data Sharing: Yes/No? Doty & Akers, Faculty Practices &4/4/2013 Perspectives on RDM
  • Data Sharing: Who? Doty & Akers, Faculty Practices &4/4/2013 Perspectives on RDM
  • Data Sharing: Why Not? Doty & Akers, Faculty Practices &4/4/2013 Perspectives on RDM
  • Data Deposit: Yes/No? Doty & Akers, Faculty Practices &4/4/2013 Perspectives on RDM
  • Data Deposit: Where? Doty & Akers, Faculty Practices &4/4/2013 Perspectives on RDM
  • Data Management Services? Doty & Akers, Faculty Practices &4/4/2013 Perspectives on RDM
  • https://www.asis.org/rdap/ [back matter]• Acknowledgements: – Vince Carter, Emory University, Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness – Research Data Management Working Group, Emory University Libraries, guides.main.library.emory.edu/datamgmt• References: – Parham, S. W., Bodnar, J., & Fuchs, S. (2012). Supporting tomorrow’s research: Assessing faculty data curation needs at Georgia Tech. C&RL News, 10–13. – Scaramozzino, J. M., Ramírez, M. L., & McGaughey, K. J. (2012). A Study of Faculty Data Curation Behaviors and Attitudes at a Teaching-Centered University. College & Research Libraries, 73(4), 349–365. – DaMaRO project, University of Oxford Research Data Management Survey 2012: http://blogs.oucs.ox.ac.uk/damaro/2013/01/03/university-of-oxford-research-data- management-survey-2012-the-results/ Doty & Akers, Faculty Practices &4/4/2013 Perspectives on RDM
  • https://www.asis.org/rdap/ Contact UsJennifer Doty, Data Management Specialistjennifer.doty@emory.eduKatherine G. Akers, e-Science Librarian/CLIRPostdoctoral Fellowkatherine.g.akers@emory.edu Doty & Akers, Faculty Practices &4/4/2013 Perspectives on RDM