Report on Research Data Management for Humanities and Social Sciences
Queen's University Library and University Research Services (URS) conducted a Research Data Management (RDM) Survey to solicit feedback from disciplines across campus in order to gain a richer understanding of RDM practices and required support services. This is particularly important in anticipation of changes to funding requirements around data sharing, data preservation and the submission of data management plans, as described in the TriAgency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management.
The survey was designed to explore how researchers manage and share their data, differences in RDM practices and needs across disciplines and sub-disciplines and how the library can help in this process.
In June 2016, the survey was administered in the Faculty of Arts and Science (Humanities and Social Sciences), Smith School of Business, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Education, and the School of Policy Studies. This report and the results of the survey are now available in Dataverse.
You can learn more about these findings at Data Day which will be held in Douglas Library on May 11. For more information on Data Day, including the program and registration, please see the Event page.
Engineering and Sciences departments were surveyed December 2015 (report and data available in Dataverse) and the Faculty of Health Sciences this past summer. For more information on all three rounds of the Research Data Management Survey, please see the article in the Queen's Gazette.
More information on current RDM services offered by the library can be found here.