Report Open Access
Bauer, Bruno; Ferus, Andreas; Gorraiz, Juan; Gründhammer, Veronika; Gumpenberger, Christian; Maly, Nikolaus; Mühlegger, Johannes Michael; Preza, José Luis ; Sánchez Solís, Barbara; Schmidt, Nora; Steineder, Christian
This report provides an overview of the Austria-wide survey on research data, which was carried out within the project e-Infrastructures Austria in 2015. This was directed at the arts, humanities and sciences staff of all 21 public universities and three extramural research institutions in Austria. The participants were asked about the following topics: data types and formats; data archiving, backup and loss; ethical and legal aspects; accessibility and re-use; and infrastructure and services. The first survey conducted at the national level in this context was used for the practical handling of research data in Austria, and is therefore the basis for a consecutive optimization of relevant infrastructure, an adaptation of the services provided, as well as a reorientation in identifying resources in this strategic area which correspond to the expressed needs of people in the research process.