Analyzing the data management environment in a Master's-level institution.

Deborah Boran Henry, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Anthony Stamatoplos, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Tina M. Neville

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The data management environments at research-intensive institutions have been studied extensively. Few studies, however, have assessed the environments at institutions that are not classified as research-intensive, where scholarship and obtaining external funding is still highly encouraged. Using results from semi-structured interviews with faculty from an array of disciplines, the authors describe the research processes and data concerns at a Master's-level institution. A comparison of the results illustrate that, at least at this institution, faculty face very similar issues as those identified at research-intensive organizations and many of the same practices and services could be implemented on a smaller scale.