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Data Management: Data Survey

A guide to assist researchers in data management

Data Survey

Data Survey Results

Northwestern researchers have expressed increasing interest in data, data management and data storage due, in part, to Federal mandates requiring data sharing and preservation. In January 2014, The E-Science Working Group sent a survey to investigate how researchers at Northwestern University manage data and to help determine researchers’ needs or requirements for data storage, preservation and sharing.

The 21 question survey looked at several areas involving data and data management, including the types and size of data generated by researchers, current and future needs for data storage, data retention and data sharing, what researchers are doing (or not doing) regarding data management planning, and types of training or assistance needed.

The E-Science Working Group drafted a report detailing the survey results and a three page action document based on the survey results.  Click on the links below to access these documents.