Starting the Conversation: University-wide Research Data Management Policy is a call for action that summarizes the benefits of systemic data management planning and identifies the stakeholders and their concerns. It also suggests that the library director proactively initiate a conversation among these stakeholders to get buy-in for a high-level, responsible data planning and management policy that is proactive, rather than reactive.
· The benefits of funder-required data management planning should apply to all research data
· Research and Compliance Offices, IT, Academic units, the Library, and Researchers should be involved in setting policy
· An entrepreneurial person may need to get things going—why not the library director?
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