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Policy Responses to Research Data Preservation Challenges

last modified Feb 25, 2016 04:32 PM
Victoria Tsoukala, PhD, National Documentation Centre/National Hellenic Research Foundation

As a result of the data deluge researchers, their institutions and funders are faced with the issue of preserving research data in the long term, in view of enabling their maximum reuse. At the same time, it is clear that long-term preservation has not been at the center of focus with respect to research data, and policies addressing the issues of long-term preservation are far from mainstream. The presentation discusses current challenges related to long term data preservation and good practices and policies adopted by national and international stakeholders in ensuring data preservation. An overview of current policies and good practices is provided to suggest potential directions, especially in the planning and policy realm. In doing so, the presentation also discusses related work from the RECODE project (www.recodeproject.eu