Measuring the Impact of Digital Repositories Workshop Proposal

Measuring the Impact of Digital Repositories Workshop Proposal

Digital data repositories have become increasingly important across research communities in recent years due to changing expectations around data from funders and scientists. Managers, funders, and users of digital data repositories are interested in assessing and communicating the impact of such repositories. A systematic approach and well-understood metrics, that may be quantitative or qualitative in nature, are needed to determine “impact.” Various stakeholders that include repository evaluators, repository managers, information studies scholars, and researchers and other data producers need to come together to develop relevant metrics to measure and document impact and outcomes. To this end, the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park proposes to facilitate a workshop that will gather these various stakeholders for open discussion around digital data repository impact and evaluation. The goal of this workshop is to identify the current metrics, tools, and practices that are effective, and the issues that will require additional research.

Duration: 
February 2017 - May 2018
Funder: 
National Science Foundation
Total Award Amount: 
$59,881

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