Assessing Data Practices at the University of Utah

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Identifier 004_RR2016_Assessing_Data_Practices_CUMMINGS.pdf
Title Assessing Data Practices at the University of Utah
Creator Rebekah Cummings, Marriott Library, University of Utah
Subject Research; Research Methods; Research Reproducibility
Description Reproducibility is the gold standard of research, but often relies on a series of data management dependencies that are not common scientific practice. Data must be managed and documented to a degree that makes it understandable, meaningful and reproducible to secondary audience depending on their definition of the term ‘reproducibility'. Even small pieces of missing information like an unusual method that wasn't captured or small piece of code used for analysis can render results irreproducible. Data and code (where applicable) must be made available for secondary analysis, preferably in an open repository with supporting documentation, contact information, and clear rights attached. The University of Utah Campus Data Group - comprised of representatives from the Marriott Library, Eccles Health Science Library, Faust Law Library, and Research Computing & Center for High Performance Computing - strives to help researchers meet these dependencies by offering data management, storage, and sharing services and technical infrastructure for our research community. This poster will report on the Campus Data Group's 2016 University of Utah Research Data Services Assessment, which set out to answer three research questions: What types of data and in what quantity are being produced at The University of Utah? How are research data produced by University of Utah researchers currently managed, stored, backed up, described, and shared? What data services can the Marriott Library, Eccles Health Sciences Library, Faust Law Library, and Research Computing & Center for High Performance Computing provide that will best support the needs of our research community? The results of this assessment will shed light on current data practices at the University of Utah and inform the creation of new services and infrastructure to increase research transparency and replicability.
Relation is Part of 2016 Research Reproducibility Conference & Lectures
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date Digital 2016
Date 2016
Format application/pdf
Rights Management Copyright 2016. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6187k5h
Type Text
Setname ehsl_rr
Date Created 2019-02-21
Date Modified 2019-03-04
ID 1400675
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