The Social Sciences

Year: 2017
Volume: 12
Issue: 8
Page No. 1310 - 1316

Developing a Coordinated and Collaborative Research Data Management Framework using e-Infrastructural Approach

Authors : Zanariah Jano and Nurul Aqilah Ahmadi

Abstract: Hitherto, various database systems exist in archiving research data at institutions of higher learning in Malaysia. The library, Centre of Research Management, Centres of Excellence, Publisher and e-Repository have separate databases to archive and manage the data. This poses a challenge as no one department is in a position to ‘own’ the resulting set of services. Data are complex and heterogeneous and little agreement is reached on standards to describe data across disciplines. Hence, a centralized research data management is vital to act as a single source of ‘signposting’ information which offers a valuable resource for researchers from multi-disciplinary fields for the different stages of research cycle. This study investigated the ways in which universities in the advanced countries implemented data management infrastructure through a qualitative content analysis of websites. The data are useful toward devising a conceptual framework of research data management for the Malaysian Higher Institutions. Furthermore, the proposed framework with will be useful for Research Management Centres in universities to provide a centralized platform for researchers in guiding them through the research data life cycle and offer fresh insights.

How to cite this article:

Zanariah Jano and Nurul Aqilah Ahmadi, 2017. Developing a Coordinated and Collaborative Research Data Management Framework using e-Infrastructural Approach. The Social Sciences, 12: 1310-1316.

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