Here is the link to the Data Management Survey, https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6eTDQ8sMwLAiYE5
in reference to the Provost calls for Community Action on Research Data Management (http://www.universityannouncements.pitt.edu/Data%20Management%20Committee.pdf)
Excerpt of the call:
The Provost has announced the creation of a new research Data Management Committee (DMC) which is charged with “the mission of informing and catalyzing the university community in data management, sharing, and preservation”. The Committee members comprise experts from a range of institutional research data stakeholder units including the Office of Research, Computing Services & Systems Development (CSSD), University Library System, Health Sciences Library System, School of Information Sciences, Department of Biomedical Informatics, and faculty representatives from the Department of Computer Science, School of Law and the University Center for Social & Urban Research. One of the first tasks for the DMC will be to gather faculty and staff views on their research data support requirements to inform a Strategic Options Report. This Report will explore the challenges of developing research data infrastructure (e.g. platforms for data storage and archiving, Data Management Plan guidance and researcher training in good data documentation practices), and will provide recommendations to inform future planning. The Report will also describe potential strategies to achieve cultural change within the institution, recognizing US government agendas toward open data and research funder mandates from NIH and NSF, to share data as a public good.