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MRC Population Data Archiving and Access Project

Corti, Louise and Wright, Melanie (2002) MRC Population Data Archiving and Access Project. Project Report. UK Data Archive, Colchester.

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Abstract

There are several important motivations for preserving research data: scientific, historical, economic, and legal. There is also significant demand for the re-use of population-based data in the medical research area, as usage of medical/health studies at the UK Data Archive (UKDA) show. This project investigated opportunities and barriers for the MRC in developing data archiving and access policy. Through case studies and interviews it sought to gain a better understanding of the range and variation of current MRC-funded data creation activities, the existing data management infrastructure and practice in MRC-funded contexts, and the views and opinions of those likely to be most affected by the establishment of such a policy.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: data sharing, data archiving, population research, cohort studies, medical research
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CD Diplomatics. Archives. Seals > CD921 Archives
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 15 May 2019 11:45
Last Modified: 15 May 2019 12:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24460

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