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Research Data Management: Reaching Out to Faculty


Academic libraries have traditionally played a role as partners in the research process by acquiring, preserving, and providing access to textual materials.  Now libraries are assuming new roles to assist with data management plans and methods for depositing research output into Open Access repositories the world over.  

This presentation features recent efforts at the University of California, Irvine, Libraries, to collaborate with faculty. This includes our involvement in a survey of faculty e-research conducted by a campus committee.  We are also involved in an OCLC Research Library Partnership ad hoc committee on research data management policy, formed to draft a statement for all stakeholders on campus in the research data management arena.  The talk discusses some initial small steps that research libraries can begin taking.   

The presentation addresses findings from these collaborative efforts, and the challenges and prospects for building confidence in data sharing.  It offers suggestions for those involved in research data management, faculty outreach and collaborating with the Office of Research.

It will also address the compliance implications of US federal funding of research outside U.S., and how Open Access initiatives and mandates affect researchers internationally, including in Asia and Canada.

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