Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries, Vol 20 (2018)

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Research Data Management Practices of Faculty Members

Haseeb Ahmad Piracha, Kanwal Ameen

Abstract


The study aimed to explore the Research Data Management (RDM) practices of university faculty members through qualitative research design. The data was collected through semi-structured, in-depth interviews from purposely selected ten faculty members from the University of Punjab (PU). The study discovered some significant factors including RDM and curation practices, the amount of research data produced, the support needed for data curation and their willingness to share it. In addition, the study explored issues the researchers face with regards to RDM. The findings reveal that respondents need assistance regarding storage and security of data, improving the quality of backup, support for storage and preservation. They agreed with a need for a central repository of the University.

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