[IRTalk] Archiving South African digital research data: How ready are we? | South African Journal of Science

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 12:04:34 SAST 2016

Digital data archiving and research data management have become
increasingly important for institutions in South Africa, particularly after
the announcement by the National Research Foundation, one of the principal
South African academic research funders, recommending these actions for the
research that they fund. A case study undertaken during the latter half of
2014, among the biological sciences researchers at a South African
university, explored the state of data management and archiving at this
institution and the readiness of researchers to engage with sharing their
digital research data through repositories. *It was found that while some
researchers were already engaged with digital data archiving in
repositories, neither researchers nor the university had implemented
systematic research data management.*

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