Building on past user-needs assessments performed via survey and focus groups, the authors sought direct input from researchers on the importance of and utilization of specific data curation activities. Methods: Between October 21, 2016, and November 18, 2016, the study team held focus groups with 91 participants at six different academic institutions to determine which data curation activities were most important to researchers and which activities were happening for their data, and to understand how satisfied they were with the results. Supplementary data tables expand on the selected data presented in the paper. The two survey protocols, card rating exercise template and worksheet template, were used in our engagement sessions and are presented here for reuse.
Data were collected from the two protocols (ratings and worksheet answers) and analyzed by institution. Blanks indicate that no data was collected at that institution for that data curation activity.