Elicitation of Data Discovery Contexts: An Interview Study

Read this ARDC report to learn how researchers discover data, recommendations for the design and evaluation of data repositories, and suggestions for service provisions of data repositories.

As Australia’s leading research data coordinating agency, the ARDC has identified a need for a greater understanding of the contexts around which researchers approach their data discovery journey. This understanding can help the research data community to coordinate activities with the research community for maximising the value of data assets, data repository operators to identify areas for improving their data discovery service, and data curators to identify data attributes that are important for data discovery, access and reuse. 

This report presents the findings from our interview of 24 researchers from the research areas of ecoscience and social science, and 10 recommendations for the research data community to consider. 

This is an ongoing project, we will interview researchers from other research areas, for example, research involving clinical trial data.

  • Ying-Hsang Liu, Mingfang Wu, Megan Power, & Adrian Burton. (2022). Elicitation of Data Discovery Contexts: An Interview Study (1.0). Zenodo.

    DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7179526

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    The colourful cover of the A R D C's Elicitation of Data Discovery Contexts: An Interview Study" report with the subtitle "ARDC user study of data discovery project report" and the names of the authors, the version number is 1.0 and the date 30 June 2022.