Supplementary Data for 'How Important Are Data Curation Activities to Researchers? Gaps and Opportunities for Academic Libraries'

  • Lisa R Johnston (Creator)
  • Jake Carlson (Creator)
  • Cynthia Hudson-vitale (Creator)
  • Heidi J Imker (Creator)
  • Wendy Kozlowski (Creator)
  • Robert Kent Olendorf (Creator)
  • Claire Stewart (Creator)



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.
Date made availableFeb 6 2018
PublisherUniversity of Minnesota

Cite this