UF Request: University-wide Data Survey

Funding agencies are responding to the current increase in data centered and data driven research by requiring that researchers think ahead about the work and data flows in their proposed projects and document this in a data management plan. The data management plan touches infrastructure and expertise. The University of Florida is striving to make researchers more competitive in getting their proposal funded with support to create solid plans with the Libraries and UFIT Research Computing taking the lead. This data survey will assist in understanding how researchers are managing their data.

Participate in and/or preview the University-wide data survey (#IRB201602303): https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b3r9NLjKlL4cVS

The purpose of the university-wide data management assessment research study is to explore how researchers manage data at UF. This research is investigating types of data assets, components of the lifecycle of data, and how the Libraries can better develop services that support the activities faculty implement to manage research data.

We ask that you participate in this survey because you are involved with data. You will not have to answer any question you do not wish to answer. This study aims to build a better understanding of researcher needs regarding support for data that you create, store, and/or manage. Participants will be asked to answer 26 survey questions that will last no more than 13 minutes. You have the option to preview the survey before participation. The survey is accessible online from January 2017 – March 2017. The link to survey is anonymous and unable to track identifying information of respondents.

If you have questions about this research protocol, please contact Plato L. Smith II, Ph.D., Data Management Librarian, at (352) 294-1077 or email at plato.smith@ufl.edu. Questions about your rights as a research participant may be directed to the IRB02 office, University of Florida, Box 112250, Gainesville, FL 32611; (352) 392-0433.

Thank you in advance.