56 Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
Restricted Access: In order to maintain the privacy of research subjects without losing integral
components of the data, some data access will be protected and/or mediated to individuals that meet
predefined criteria.
Terms of Use: Information provided to end users of a data set that outline the requirements or
conditions for use (e.g., a Creative Commons License).
Use Analytics: Monitor and record how often data are viewed, requested, and/or downloaded. Track
and report reuse metrics, such as data citations and impact measures for the data over time.
40. Please indicate the importance of these data curation access activities on a scale of 1 to 5 where
1=essential; 2=very important; 3=moderately important; 4=less important; 5=not important. N=23
Activity 1 2 3 4 5 Rating Average
Terms of Use 16 6 1 0 0 1.35
File download 16 5 2 0 0 1.39
Discovery Services 11 10 2 0 0 1.61
Data Citation 10 11 2 0 0 1.65
Embargo 7 10 5 1 0 2.00
Use Analytics 6 12 3 2 0 2.04
Metadata Brokerage 5 12 5 0 1 2.13
Restricted Access 8 6 4 3 1 2.23
Full-Text Indexing 5 9 5 1 3 2.48
Contact Information 4 7 4 5 3 2.83
Data Visualization 0 3 8 8 4 3.57
# of respondents 18 22 20 13 6
Note: A lower average rating indicates a more important activity.
Comments N=5
Contact information is not important as long as good metadata is created that identifies the
data creators.
Contact Information, while important, is essentially infeasible over the life of a data set. People move,
retire, die, etc.
Most of these functions are already provided for articles in our IR, so extending them as features for a
data repository are part of the plan.
These could have all been listed as essential.
Use analytics are possibly not absolutely essential, but they do show value and help make the case
for deposit.
IMPORTANCE OF PRESERVATION ACTIVITIES
Here are descriptions of nine data curation preservation activities.
Cease Data Curation: Plan for any contingencies that will ultimately terminate access to the data. For
example, providing tombstones or metadata records for data that have been deselected and removed
from stewardship.
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