Research Data Management and Data Sharing among Research Scholars of Life Sciences and Social Sciences

  • Naushad Ali PM Department of Library and Information Science, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
  • Sidra Saeed Department of Library and Information Science, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
Keywords: Research data management, Research data sharing, Scholarly communication, Data preservation, Research scholars

Abstract

This study investigates perception of research scholars towards research data management and sharing. A survey was conducted among research scholars from Faculty of Life Sciences and Social Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). In total, 352 participants filled out the questionnaire. The study shows that research scholars ofFaculty of Social Sciences are more willing to share their research data as compared to Research Scholars of Life Sciences. Contributing to scientific progress and increasing research citations and visibility were the key factors that motivated researchers to share data. However, confidentiality and data misuse were the main concerns among those who were unwilling to share. Finally, some recommendations to improve the of data management and sharing practices are presented.

Author Biographies

Naushad Ali PM, Department of Library and Information Science, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
Dr. Naushad Ali P.M. presently working as professor in the Dept. of Library and Information Science, Aligarh Muslim University has over 20 years of teaching and research experiences. He has several research papers to his credit and has completed six major research projects funded by national funding agencies. He has also delivered many talks in national and international conferences and seminars. he also served as Chairman, department of Library and Information Science, AMU during the period 2009-2012. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal, Journal of Knowledge and Communication Management (JKCM). Prof. Ali is also an active member of national and international professional bodies like International Council of Knowledge Management (ICKM), International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT), American Society for Research (ASR), ISKO, ILA, IASLIC, IATLIS, IASS etc
Sidra Saeed, Department of Library and Information Science, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
Ms Sidra Saeed has done B.L.I.Sc and M.L.I.Sc from Department of Library and Information Science, AMU, Aligarh. She was awarded with Dr. P.B Mangla merit award for getting the 1st rank in M.L.I.Sc admission test. She was acted as Vice President of Muslim University Library Science Students Association (MULSA) in the session 2018-19 and Joint secretary paper reading of Muslim University Library Science Students Association(MULSA) in 2017-18.
Published
2019-12-16
How to Cite
PMN., & SaeedS. (2019). Research Data Management and Data Sharing among Research Scholars of Life Sciences and Social Sciences. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 39(06), 290-299. https://doi.org/10.14429/djlit.39.06.14997