Among other activities, re3data COREF is conducting multi-method empirical research into data quality and data quality assurance practices at data repositories.
Based on qualitative content analysis of data journal guidelines and CoreTrustSeal self assessment documents, we developed a survey that was distributed among operators of repositories indexed in re3data. Results of the survey will contribute to revising the metadata element r3d:qualityManagement (see re3data metadata schema 3.0), with the goal of increasing the visibility of efforts to ensure data quality at data repositories.
Today, we presented an overview on the project, our research and preliminary results of the survey at the Open Repositories 2021 conference. If you missed our presentation, you can find the presentation slides here.
Please note that the survey is still running (until 14 June 2021), so results might change.