“Which researchers are willing to share data, when, with whom, and under what conditions?”
This was the central question at the start of the Data Curation Profiles project, an endeavor between Purdue University Libraries and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The project has resulted in the creation of the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit and the Data Curation Profiles Directory.
Each published Profile receives a DOI and has its metadata records delivered to Worldcat, Primo, Summon, and EBSCO Discovery. The Profiles Directory is registered with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Ulrich’s. Profiles are further indexed by Google Scholar, EBSCO, and ProQuest products, and completed Data Curation Profiles published through the Directory are archived with CLOCKSS and Portico.
The Health Sciences Library strategic plan for 2013-15 includes objectives to promote academic research and scholarship at our institution. This includes collaborating with researchers to curate their data for the NYMC community. NYMC-affiliated researchers are encouraged to discuss their research and data curation needs with their librarian liaison.