Sunday, May 24, 2009

OR09: Purdue's investigation on Research Data Repositories

OR09 day 1, session 2a: Michael Witt (Purdue University) "Eliciting Faculty Requirements for Research Data Repositories

Preliminary results of investigation in what researchers want regarding data (repositories). Some good stuff. Hope the slides will be published soon - or the report for that matter.

See Seans weblog for the ten primary questions, good for self-evalution also. Mark Leggott then quickly added an additional 11th question to his slideshow - how much is in your wallet...

Method: interviews and followup survey with twenty scientists, transcribed (using Nvivo). “It was like drinking from a firehose.” For each, a “data curation profile” was created, with example data & description. Will beinteresting when it comes out.

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