Research Data Management Survey

Moving Out of the Digital Dark Age

In a time of complex computing and big data, researchers are expressing concerns about looking at ways to ensure their research information is preserved and stored for future use. Dr. Quinless (postdoctoral data fellow at UVic Libraries and The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Fellow Program in Washington DC) is the principle investigator for our campus-wide Research Data Management (RDM) study that looks at understanding research data management practices across our campus. She has spent the past five months conducting in-depth interviews with UVic researchers from across disciplines about current practices, issues and challenges, and how to best understand research management needs.

On October 30th, UVic Libraries will launch a campus-wide faculty and graduate student survey that will help us to develop infrastructure and expertise to better manage and support UVic researchers with their research management needs. UVic Libraries would like to encourage all campus researchers to participate in this study, so we can help faculty to ensure that the greatest possible benefit is derived from the excellent research taking place at the University of Victoria.