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The Data Audit Framework: a toolkit to identify research assets and improve data management in research led institutions

Jones, Sarah and Ross, Seamus and Ruusalepp, Raivo (2008) The Data Audit Framework: a toolkit to identify research assets and improve data management in research led institutions. In Proceedings iPRES, pages pp. 222-228, British Library.

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Abstract

Although vast quantities of data are being created within higher education, few institutions have formal strategies in place for curating these research outputs in the longterm. Moreover there appears to be a lack of awareness as to exactly what data are held and whether they are being managed. In response to these concerns the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) issued a call for proposals to develop and implement a Data Audit Framework suited to the needs of the UK higher education research communities. The Data Audit Framework (DAF) Development project was funded to produce an audit methodology, online toolkit, and a registry. Four additional implementation projects were funded to test the toolkit and promote its uptake. This paper outlines the audit methodology, introduces the online toolkit, and provides feedback on implementing the Data Audit Framework.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:data audit; research data; curation; preservation; JISC;
Subjects:V Tools
N Data Life Cycle
U Policies, Strategies and Guidelines
B Digital Preservation Concerns > BA Archiving
P Curation Issues
C Strategies and Procedures > CA Policies and policy development
K Management > KC Planning
B Digital Preservation Concerns > BE Roles and responsibilities
B Digital Preservation Concerns > BF Selection
Document Language:English
ID Code:158
Deposited By:Jones, Sarah
Deposited On:23 February 2009
Alternative Locations:http://www.bl.uk/ipres2008/ipres2008-proceedings.pdf, http://www.data-audit.eu/promotion.html