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Public Access Data Management and Sharing Activities for Academic Administration and Researchers

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The Realities of Academic Data Sharing (RADS) Initiative’s public-access data management and sharing (DMS) activities are the result of categorizing services and support across the institution that are likely needed to make public access to research data available. The RADS project team categorized these activities by life-cycle phases for public access to research data, and used the activities in RADS surveys of publicly funded campus researchers and institutional administrators whose departments likely provide support in these areas. The result of categorizing and defining these activities not only delineated questions for RADS’s retrospective studies, but, consequently, may also help researchers, administrators, and librarians prepare for upcoming federal and institutional policies requiring access to publicly funded research data.

This report presents version 1 of the RADS public access DMS activities. Additional versions are expected to be released as more institutions engage in implementing new federal policies in the coming months. Community engagement and feedback on the RADS DMS activities is critical to (1) validate the activities and (2) parse out the activities, as sharing and refining them will benefit stakeholders interested in meeting new federal open-access and sharing policies.

Comments on the activities are encouraged and can be made in the RADS Public Access DMS Activities public comment document.

Comments may also be sent to scholars@arl.org.

Public Access Data Management and Sharing Activities for Academic Administration and Researchers

To cite

Taylor, Shawna, with Jake Carlson, Joel Herndon, Alicia Hofelich Mohr, Wendy Kozlowski, Jennifer Moore, Jonathan Petters, and Cynthia Hudson Vitale. Public Access Data Management and Sharing Activities for Academic Administration and Researchers. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, November 2022. https://doi.org/10.29242/report.rads2022.

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