Recommendations available from the Campus Data Management Committee

The Campus Data Management and Curation Advisory Committee, charged by the Office of the Vice-President for Research (VPR) and the University Libraries, has released its recommendations.  The basic recommendations include the following:

  • The committee recommends that the University of Arizona pursue an institutional strategy for the support of data management for research activities.
  • The University Libraries, in collaboration with the Office of Research, should be supported to provide an integrated point-of-service with information and help to researchers about data management and the creation of data management plans.

  • The University should pursue a coordinated communication plan to inform faculty and researchers of data management and data management planning support.

  • UITS should be supported to work with other campus units to collaboratively provide a cost-competitive multi-tiered, multi-protocol storage service that can be utilized to meet the short and long term data management needs of the institution.   This business model must enable researchers to easily budget their data management costs should they choose to utilize the services provided by UITS.

  • UITS, in collaboration with the University Libraries and the VPR’s Office, should work to devise an overall long-term strategy for the support of data storage, data access, and data preservation in support of UA’s research needs.

  • A Data Management and Curation Committee should be created and charged to monitor institutional support for data management and provide at least annual reports and recommendations on the state of the institutional data management and curation efforts and improvement recommendations to the Senior Vice President for Research, the Dean of the Libraries, and the University CIO.

  • The University should foster internal and external collaborative opportunities aimed at continuously improving research data management

View the full recommendations: final-recommendations.pdf