The Research Data Culture Conversation: Summary of the Challenge

Ai-Lin Soo, Andrew Janke, Luc Betbeder-Matibet, Rhys Francis, Stephen Giugni, Steve Quenette

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Abstract

Research data is a cross-organisational, multi-responsibility activity supported by many functions within a university, including research itself together with support ‘pillars’ including archives, data privacy, eResearch, IT, library, records and the research office. The “Research Data Culture Conversation” (RDCC) is a conversation between representatives of these pillars from Australian universities, focused on understanding the challenges faced in the current data generation climate.

The results of these discussions over the last 2 years are in summary:

A) Data growth in research is now so rapid it threatens a budget shift across a university which cannot be sustained into the future - something about data needs to change;
B) The ever increasing expansion of data holdings is driven by research opportunities;
C) Data is a new asset class requiring new investment;
D) The existing national data conversation is well developed in Preservation, Sharing and Re-use
E) The national conversation on Resourcing, Sensitivity and End-of-Life needs strengthening;
F) Research Data Management Plans must inform decision making and must deliver the productivity gains needed as data grows; and
G) Institutions, which are a primary location where data ambitions and obligations meet budgets, need nationally-coherent discipline-sensitive responses to be defined.

This paper addresses A to E of the RDCC's observations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherZenodo
Commissioning bodyAustralian Research Data Commons Ltd
Number of pages15
Edition1st
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • data management
  • eReseach
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