White paper: The Responsible Stewardship of Research Data: A Roadmap for UC Merced

White paper authored by Emily Lin (Head, Digital Assets) and submitted to Interim Provost Samuel Traina in September 2012 outlining the case for a strategy to address the responsible management, curation, and stewardship of the research output of the University. The paper includes summarized results from a spring 2011 survey of academic personnel on the data management needs of researchers, conducted by the Library under the aegis of the Office of Research and with the Office of Institutional Planning & Analysis. The paper includes recommended actions by the university and questions that need to be addressed.

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