Understanding and unlocking the value of public research data
This workbook contains the survey data reported in: "Sanderson, Todd; Reeson, Andrew; Box, Paul. Understanding and unlocking the value of public research data: OzNome social architecture report. Canberra: CSIRO; 2017. csiro:EP168075. https://doi.org/10.4225/08/58a5e8d940904"
There are two CSIRO Data Access Portal (DAP) surveys reported i... moren the workbook, (1) a survey of depositors to the DAP, and (2) a survey of DAP withdrawers (users). Each of these were conducted under CSIRO Social Science Human Research Ethics Committee Approval: project 055/16 “Data Access Portal – costs and benefits for depositors and users”.
(1) The survey of depositors involved semi-structured interviews with depositors of research data collections on the DAP. This group were entirely composed of researchers within CSIRO. Depositors were interviewed using guiding questions which are presented here and in Appendix A of the report. A total of 15 data depositors from a wide variety of research disciplines accepted invitations and were interviewed. Because the interviews were semi-structured, not all questions were answered by respondents; the corresponding cells have been left blank. The interviews were conducted exclusively over the phone for a period of 30 minutes, during April 2016. In order to maintain their anonymity, some responses and some sections of responses have been removed. In these instances, a "YYYYY" will appear in the cell or text to indicate redaction.
(2) The survey of withdrawers (users) of the DAP involved a structured online survey with a focus on eliciting their assessment of the value of the data collections they were using. Withdrawers were presented with questions reported here and in Appendix B of the report. The survey was administered using a Survey Monkey application, to which a link was presented in a banner on the DAP webpage inviting users to participate. Banner advertising text: “Please help us understand the value of data in the Data Access Portal - to take part in our survey please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/529MT2P”. The survey captured responses from 23 users over the period October 2016 - February 2017. less
Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified
Data value, Data sharing, Data Access Portal
This research has been supported by the OzNome social architecture stream
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Sanderson, Todd; Reeson, Andrew; Box, Paul (2017): Understanding and unlocking the value of public research data. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.
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As part of the OzNome initiative, we have a project (Box, Reeson and Sanderson) which aims to develop an economic understanding of the value of data. Since that which isn't valued tends not to be provided, in order for data to be efficiently created and shared we need to better understand its value (including to different users). This would help in... moreform how data providers should be incentivised to create and share data, and guide government and other investors on the value of research data infrastructure. less
Data Access Portal - value of data survey
Survey of depositors and users of DAP collections