18 Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
We will work with any researcher who contacts us; however, affiliated researchers take precedent and
are able to deposit in our data repository. With regard to data curation service provision beginnings, the
university has been a leader in digital image and text curation for more than a decade. With regard to
digital data, the repository was launched in early 2016.
Any researcher N=6
As a public, land-grant institution, we provide services both to the university and the local community.
However, we are willing to provide curation consultations to any researcher, regardless of affiliation, as
long as the topic falls within the scope of our expertise.
Primary focus in university-affiliated researchers, however, we will offer support to
external researchers.
UBC Dataverse is a service available to researchers affiliated with four universities in British Columbia:
Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Northern British Columbia, and
University of Victoria. Researchers not affiliated with these universities may be granted access to data
curation services on a case-by-case basis, but this is rare.
We began curation work with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey in 2006. We have also curated humanities
data for at least a decade. Both of these efforts involve researchers from other institutions. We launched
our data management services (DMS) group in 2011. The DMS supports JHU researchers only (though
they may have collaborators from other institutions as part of their grant proposals). We also have a GIS
group that does some data curation activities though not as intensively.
We don’t have a specific policy that limits our services to UNM affiliated researchers, and
organizationally we have interests in developing state-wide infrastructure and capacity. UNM also has
strong institutional linkages with Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories and include externally
generated content in our institutional repository, which serves both data and document curation
roles. We have also worked with multi-institutional programs in integrating their data holdings into
our system.
We provide ready access to data curation services but only individuals affiliated with the institution
receive free services.
4. Please indicate how many staff members’ work responsibilities focus exclusively (100%) on
providing data curation services and how many staff focus partially (less than 100%) on providing
data curation services. For staff who focus partially on data curation, please briefly describe about
how much time they spend on these services, for example, “2 staff members at 50% time each.”
0 1 1 staff member at approx. 80%
0 1 We have no staff who’s full time job is to focus on this.
0 1 1 staff member @ 10% time
0 2 We don’t allocate a set percentage of time. Librarians who do data curation
support spend as much time as necessary responding to researcher requests
for assistance.
0 2 2 staff members at 5% each, depending on need/opportunity
0 2 1 staff member @10% time, 1 staff member @ 2% time
0 2 2 staff as needed.
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