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Data Management : Your Current Practices

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Title:
Data Management : Your Current Practices
Abbreviated Title:
Focus Group Outline on Data Management / Curation
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Focus group questions
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English
Creator:
Bennett, Denise Beaubien
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George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Gainesville, FL
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Questions from Engineering data management focus group discussion in February 2013 on data management / curation. This activity is part of the ongoing work on the Data Management / Curation Task Force ( DMCTF ) that began in 2012 with the Libraries, Research Computing, and Office of Research.

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University of Florida
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Material Information

Title:
Data Management : Your Current Practices
Abbreviated Title:
Focus Group Outline on Data Management / Curation
Physical Description:
Focus group questions
Language:
English
Creator:
Bennett, Denise Beaubien
Publisher:
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, FL
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Data management
Genre:
Spatial Coverage:

Notes

Abstract:
Questions from Engineering data management focus group discussion in February 2013 on data management / curation. This activity is part of the ongoing work on the Data Management / Curation Task Force ( DMCTF ) that began in 2012 with the Libraries, Research Computing, and Office of Research.

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
System ID:
IR00001402:00001


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Data Management: your current practices In what type (docs, emails, databases) and formats of data files do you store your research? Do most of the files belong to: a) you b) the lab c) the department d) UF e) collaborative group outside UF Could you replace or reproduce these files if needed? a) yes b) some c) no Do you have lab or departmental guidelines, policies or procedures for backup, storage, sharing, documenting, etc.? a) yes, I know and follow them b) yes, I follow them sometimes c) What happens to legacy data -files created by former students, staff, or faculty? Where do you store files? a) flash drive or hard drive b) server space in lab/department c) d) a combination Do you (or does someone else) backup your files? a) yes b) some c) no Do you have enough storage space? a) yes b) no

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Do you have data that reside solely in e mails? a) yes b) no If so, how do you manage these data? Do your data management practices differ when working on your own or working in a group? a) b) c) about the same Have you ever wasted time sorting out version control issues/different systems? a) no b) yes, more than 15 minutes c) yes, more than half a day d) yes, frequently Who makes decisions about retaining data in your group? (what to save, when to discard, etc.) Have you recently included a data management plan in a grant application? a) yes b) not yet If so, have you followed or implemented the plan yet? a) yes c) Would other people understand your data -is it documented? a) yes b) some c) no With whom do you mostly share your data? a) colleagues at UF b) colleagues outside UF c) colleagues both at and outside UF d) strangers e) What are your c oncerns about sharing your data?

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Does all of your digital data (raw, derived and published) need to be preserved in the long term? a) yes, all b) yes, the final versions of each type c) no Where do you curr ently get advice and support on data management? a) my adviser b) others in the lab c) others outside my lab d) nobody What have been your biggest challenges in managing your data? Would you welcome departmental (or perhaps even University wide) support with digital data management? What recommendations do you have for the future development of data management practices within the University? Are there services/tools that you would like t o see emphasized during the implementation phase of our project? Note: The multiple choice questions were designed for use with audience response clickers. In other settings, additional responses may be appropriate or all questions may be asked as o pen ended options. used: 2/21/2013