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Feasibility Study on Research Data Journal Policies

- October 31, 2012 in Call for participation, External Projects, Featured

The Quarterly Journal of Economics Volume 1

The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has initiated a new research project – Journal Research Data Policy Bank (JoRD) – as part of its Digital Infrastructure Programme running from July until December 2012.

The JoRD proiect is conducting “a feasibility study into the scope and shape of a sustainable service to collate and summarise journal policies on Research Data”. The expected result is a reference point for understanding and complying with Research Data policies to be used by researchers, research data publishers and managers and other relevant stakeholders. The goal is to understand “policies devised by academic publishers to promote linkage between journal articles and underlying research data.”

Project Objectives

* Identify and consult with a wide range of stakeholders and develop a detailed set of stakeholder requirements and service specifications
* Investigate the current state of data sharing policies within journals and shed light on how journals are addressing this crucial question
* Scope and deliver recommendations on the shape of a central service to summarise journal research data policies and provide a ready reference source of easily accessible, standardised, accurate and clear guidance and information relating to the journal policy landscape for research data
* Provide service sustainability models determining how the long term operation of such a service can be sustained

Invitation to researchers to participate in an online survey for JoRD

The JoRD project has released an online survey aimed at researchers as a part of stakeholder consultation, aiming at gathering and assessing “researcher opinions / practices concerning research data, data sharing, the policies of journals, and thoughts on the shape of such a service”. The survey should shed light on researcher’s needs and will give better information on the recommendation the report will make.

To participate in the researcher survey, follow the link bellow:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GZVP5ZS

Fill out the form before Sunday, November 8.

Visit the Project Website