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Data Management Outreach to Junior Faculty Members: A Case Study

  • Megan Sapp Nelson (Purdue University)


New tenure track faculty members are generally in positions as leaders of a research laboratory or group for the first time. In addition to building up the infrastructure of a research lab (whether space, equipment, funding, or personnel), the new faculty member is also setting the research process and expectations for the first time as well. This article highlights outreach to new faculty members assisting those individuals with developing a data management protocol that effectively supports the laboratory researchers to make quality data available internally to and externally from a research laboratory. Using a self-assessment tool and reflective conversation, junior faculty were offered insight and advice into creating a data management protocol for use in their research laboratory.

Keywords: data information literacy, faculty, outreach, mentoring, data management

How to Cite:

Sapp Nelson, M., (2015) “Data Management Outreach to Junior Faculty Members: A Case Study”, Journal of eScience Librarianship 4(1): 8. doi:

Rights: Copyright © 2015 The Author(s).

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