Roundtable discussion for Wednesday, 17 Sept 2014
Why is it often harder than it should be to do the right thing when it comes to data management, sharing and reuse? I will introduce seven common sources of conflict that present obstacles to researchers who work with data. These seven sources of conflict were identified through qualitative analysis of transcripts for interviews and focus groups involving more than 35 researchers.
Following a brief introduction of these sources of conflict and resulting obstacles, we will discuss potential strategies for minimizing or overcoming these obstacles. Our conversation will focus around the following guiding questions:
- For each source of conflict, what should be done to make it easier for researchers to do the right thing?
- What can research centers like NCEAS do to prepare researchers and/or to improve the status quo?
- What can I, as an individual researcher, do to avoid and/or prepare for potential obstacles, and to improve the status quo?
You may also be interested in checking out short stories based on some of the interviews: http://notebooks.dataone.org/data-stories/
I look forward to discussing ideas with you on Wednesday!