Challenges and Practices of Research Data Management in Selected Iraq Universities
Keywords: Research data management, Research data management practices, Challenges, Academic libraries, Iraq universities
AbstractResearch emphasises the fundamental role of research data management (RDM) in enhancing academic and scientific research. This paper intended to examine RDM in Iraqi Universities, identify the current challenges of RDM and propose influential RDM practices. Data collection employed a self-administered questionnaires distributed to 155 postgraduate students and 20 faculty members from five universities in Iraq. Research findings revealed that there is a lack of proper RDM. Postgraduate students and researchers were managing their own research data. Main challenges of maintaining a good RDM involve lack of guidelines on effective RDM practices, insufficient of adequate human resources, technological obsolescence, insecure and inefficient infrastructure, lack of financial resources, absence of research data management policies and lack of support by institutional authorities and researchers negatively influenced on research data management. Postgraduate students and researchers recommend building research data repositories and collaboration with other universities and research organisations.
How to Cite
Mohammed, M., & Ibrahim, R. (2019). Challenges and Practices of Research Data Management in Selected Iraq Universities. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 39(06), 308-314. https://doi.org/10.14429/djlit.39.06.14443
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