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Data Management Plan Compliance and Evaluation

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This paper presents findings from interviews with US Research Integrity Officers (RIOs) on their overall responsibilities as well as perspectives on Data Management Plans (DMPs). DMPs are formal documents describing the roles and activities for managing data during and after research. DMPs are now a required research criterion by many funding agencies globally. A purposive sample of Research Integrity Officers (RIOs) from the top ten US private and public universities were recruited for interviews using an open-ended questionnaire related to their job duties and perspectives on data management plan implementation and evaluation. Responses from twelve participants were conducted, transcribed, anonymized, and coded in NVivo. RIO backgrounds, duties, and perspectives varied, but the study found that RIOs should have more training on research data management as most data-intensive research emerges and DMPs are more commonplace.


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