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RDM _Survey results summary final March 2024.pdf (378.1 kB)

ARDC IU Federation University Survey 2022 report

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posted on 2024-03-26, 07:10 authored by Kay SteelKay Steel, Carolyn Staines, Jennifer Corbett

The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) in 2021 commenced the Institutional Underpinnings (IU) project, a collaborative project between 25 of Australia’s universities to develop a shared approach to university research data management in the form of a nationally-agreed framework. During 2021, participating institutions, including Federation University Australia, prioritised and developed an initial series of eight ‘elements’ of such a framework. Phase Two of the IU project (until August 2022) involved the testing of one of more of these elements by each participating University, with Phase Three (August until November 2022) using data from the testing phase to finalise the national framework.

Federation University Australia nominated a Phase Two project which would test the Culture Change element through undertaking a Scoping Study to identify current University practices, resources and infrastructure related to research data management, together with developing a plan to implement, achieve and monitor sustainable best practice RDM. This project was undertaken on the University’s behalf by Sae Ra Germaine (Manager of Member and Academic Services) and Emily Pyers (Business Analyst (Metadata & Repositories) from CAVAL Ltd.

One component of this Phase Two Project was a survey of University researchers, with plans for follow up interviews with interested respondents to the Survey.

The Survey responses analysis and report was undertaken by researchers from the Federation University Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) on behalf of Federation University Library. The survey questions, the proposed interview questions, and the de-identified survey response dataset have been made available for reuse under a CC BY 4.0 licence.


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