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This data management report was commissioned by the University of Iowa Libraries with the intention of performing a survey of the campus landscape and identifying gaps in data management services. The first stage of data collection consisted of a survey conducted during summer 2012 to which 784 responses were received. The second phase of data collection consisted of approximately 40 in-depth interviews with individuals from the campus and were completed during summer 2013. Findings are presented as challenges and opportunities within five broad areas of data management: data management planning, data storage, data organization and analysis, data publishing and dissemination and sensitive data and compliance, with additional findings reported in the areas of research culture and funding models.


Data management, Research data, University of Iowa, Needs assessment


This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00005-C with the University of Illinois at Chicago.


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