Survey Results : How Ready are Research Institutions to Manage Research Data ?

Publié le 6 juillet 2017, par Thérèse Hameau

In February 2016 the LEARN project launched a survey addressed to any research institution willing to analyse its readiness to manage research data.

The survey’s 13 questions were based on issues outlined in the LERU Roadmap for Research Data. Each question had three possible answers, aligning with one of three possible situations :

  • an institution ready to manage research data (green)
  • an institution on the way (yellow)
  • and, finally, an institution that had not yet started (red).

Now, some 18 months after the survey was launched, the LEARN project has reached its end. So far we have received 373 valid answers. Two thirds of the respondents voluntarily provided their country or name of the research institution, and this shows that answers came from at least 42 countries from all over the world. Most answers came from Mexico, the United Kingdom, the USA, Spain and Colombia but there were also answers from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and even one from India.