Economic Evaluation of Research Data Infrastructure

TitleEconomic Evaluation of Research Data Infrastructure
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBeagrie, N., Houghton J., Palaiologk A., & Williams P.
Date Published2012/03//
InstitutionEconomic and Social and Research Council
Keywordssg_data_costs, sg_data_economics, sg_data_impact, sg_data_value

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Investigated the economic benefits of investments of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS), a service that promotes use of research data and teaching in social sciences to ensure data availability.
Performed analysis of existing evaluation literature and reports, looking at both methods and findings; examined results of KRDS and other studies; examined management and internal data collected by ESRC and ESDS such as user statistics, internal reports, and the ESDS Mid-Term Review; performed semi-structured interviews, case studies, and an online survey of ESDS users and depositors