Data management practices of health sciences researchers
Internal Dataset

UID: 77

Author(s): Ratajeski, Melissa A.*+, Iwema, Carrie L.+, Ketchum, Andrea+ * Corresponding Author + University of Pittsburgh Author

Librarians at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System conducted a 25-question online survey of the data management practices of researchers within the six schools of the health sciences (School of Medicine, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, and School of Dental Medicine).

The survey was administered via SurveyMonkey. Questions included researchers’ demographics and data management practices such as the use of file naming conventions, assignment of metadata to data files, storage of working and back-up data, data accessibility, and the use of data management plans (survey instrument provided). All multiple choice questions required a response and the majority were “check all that apply.”

This dataset includes .csv files of the raw and coded data, data dictionary, and the survey instrument in PDF.

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Raw and coded data, codebook, and survey questions
Accession #: 10.6084/m9.figshare.1600993

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