The project team for the Realities of Academic Data Sharing Initiative, a joint ARL/DCN project, have released a report, Public Access Data Management and Sharing Activities for Academic Administration and Researchers, that defines the data management and sharing activities used in research processes. This was drafted in consultation with numerous stakeholders, including the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR).
We hope that the research community will provide feedback on these activities when considering how to meet new federal open access and sharing policies. This report presents version 1 of the RADS public access DMS activities; additional versions will be released in response to community feedback and best practices, as more institutions and agencies implement DMS policies in the coming year.
Public comments on the activities, including their phase categorization, are invited and can be made in the Public Access DMS Activities public comment document. Comments may also be sent to email@example.com.
What’s Next for the DCN/RADS?
A webinar in early 2023 is in the planning stages, and will also provide an opportunity for the research community to provide feedback on the RADS public access DMS activities. Also in 2023, the DCN plans to map and integrate the CURATE(D) workflow to the RADS public access DMS activities. Mapping the CURATE(D) workflow to the RADS public access DMS activities will surface additional details on curation activities for both institutions and researchers.
The Realities of Academic Data Sharing (RADS) Initiative is funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF #2135874).