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Associate Professor Devan Ray Donaldson on Research Data Sharing and Evaluating a Data Repository

This short edition of Epistemicast revisits our archive to highlight parts of a previous interview with Associate Professor Devan Ray Donaldson around his 2022 paper on data sharing and research data management in the Journal Nature.

In particular, we thought it was well worth redrawing attention to the Rubric which Donaldson and his colleague Joshua Koepke developed to help research scientists in evaluating the increasingly bewildering choice of available data repositories.

Devan Ray Donaldson Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Information Science at the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering, Indiana University Bloomington. 

Donaldson and Koepke’s Repository Evaluation Rubric

A focus groups study on data sharing and research data management
Nature – Scientific Data: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41597-022-01428-w

About the author

Raman Ganguly

Raman became part of the team of the Computer Centre at the University of Vienna in 2008. Since 2011, one of his main focuses is the management and archiving of research and educational data. In this capacity, he is responsible for designing the technical infrastructure of the data management ecosystem of the University and for the sustainable operation of the technical infrastructure for long-term data preservation. He is the technical director of the PHAIDRA digital asset management system for long-term preservation. PHAIDRA is currently used by the University of Vienna and 21 institutions throughout Europe.

By Raman Ganguly
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