ICPSR White Paper Urges New Approaches to Assure Access to Scientific Data

Recommendations to encourage data stewardship and support sustainable repositories

According to ICPSR Director George Alter, this white paper aims to start a conversation with funding agencies about how secure and sustainable funding can be provided for domain repositories. Five recommendations are offered to encourage data stewardship and support sustainable repositories:

  • Commit to sustaining institutions that assure the long-term preservation and viability of research data
  • Promote cooperation among funding agencies, universities, domain repositories, journals, and other stakeholders
  • Support the human and organizational infrastructure for data stewardship as well as the hardware
  • Establish review criteria appropriate for data repositories
  • Incentivize Principal Investigators (PIs) to archive data

You can find more information about the recent announcement about this white paper: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/support/announcements/2013/12/white-paper-urges-new-approaches-to

You can also download a white paper (in PDF) from the following link: http://datacommunity.icpsr.umich.edu/sites/default/files/WhitePaper_ICPSR_SDRDD_121113.pdf


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