Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA)’s Data Management Pilot

Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) reports findings from data management pilot

After 11 months of review, SURA announced the findings of a collaborative project to explore the capabilities of an open source application that assists with publishing, referencing, extracting and analyzing research data; the Dataverse Network. This pilot implementation of the Dataverse Network software was conducted as part of SURA’s larger Research Data Management (RDM) initiative, an on-going collaboration between SURA member library and IT professionals.

“This project has been an excellent example of how collaborative efforts between institutions and groups of library and IT professionals can provide significant value to the SURA membership,” said Gary Crane, SURA’s Director of IT Initiatives. “This is particularly true for this project given our members’ needs to find new ways to manage the explosion of research data in times of constrained resources and increased requirements for sharing that data.”

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