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Benefits and Metrics

Using the benefits analysis toolkit from Charles Beagrie, we spent the morning session at Nottingham identifying key benefits and metrics for C4D.

We had to choose three key benefits (from quite a large list) for the research community which we agreed were as follows:-

  • Integrated thinking around research data management
  • Enhanced finding and organising of data
  • Greater consistency and standards between projects to enable data re-use

These benefits can be assessed using the following metrics:-

Enhanced finding and organising of data:-

  • number of research dataset publications generated
  • increased visibility of research through data citation
  • number of data deposits within repository
  • number of downloads of datasets from repository
  • number of citations to datasets in research articles

Integrated thinking around research data management:-

  • Average time saved in research data management and grant proposal activities
  • Results of user feedback forms

Greater consistency and standards between projects to enable data re-use

  • Number of datasets deposited with enhanced metadata

Some of the metrics are more difficult to measure than others, and that will be one of the challenges for C4D.

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  1. mtgwork
    December 2, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Metrics also an issue for Kaptur with visual arts research data, but Carlos and I had a really good chat with Brian Kelly about this – blog post to follow soon over at kaptur.wordpress.com

  1. December 16, 2011 at 12:07 pm

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