Purpose of this survey

This survey is part of an ongoing investigation of the viability of bibliometrics for data, as performed by the Research Data Alliance/ World Data System(RDA/WDS) Publishing Data Bibliometrics Working Group.

The aim of this survey is to collect information from data producers, users, managers and publishers on how they currently evaluate the impact of data, and how they would wish to do so in the future.

We thank you for agreeing to participate; your input will help us plan for the future of data bilbiometrics and impact metrics.

* 1. Who are you?

* 2. What field of research are you in?

* 3. How long have you been working in this field?

* 4. What do you currently use to evaluate the impact of data?

* 5. If you don't use anything to evaluate the impact of data, why?

* 6. Are the methods you use to evaluate impact adequate for your needs?

* 7. Why do you want to evaluate the impact of data?

* 8. In the future, what would you like to use to evaluate the impact of data?

* 9. What is currently missing and/or needs to be created for bibliometrics for data to become widely used?

* 10. What difference would it make to your work to be able to evaluate the impact of data?

* 11. Do you know of any tools from other research areas that evaluate data impact?

If so, please provide a link and/or other details.

* 12. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about bibliometrics for data?

Thank you for participating in this survey!

The results will be disseminated via the Bibliometrics Working Group web page towards the end of 2014.

If you would like to know more about the survey or the Bibliometrics working group, or if you would like to join the working group, then please email sarah.callaghan@stfc.ac.uk or visit the working group web page.

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