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Research Data Services in US Higher Education: A Web-Based Inventory - Raw Data

Radecki, Jane; Springer, Rebecca

This dataset represents an inventory of research data services at 120 US colleges and universities. The data was collected using a systematic web content analysis process in late 2019. This dataset underlies the following report: Jane Radecki and Rebecca Springer, "Research Data Services in US Higher Education: A Web-Based Inventory," Ithaka S+R, Nov. 2020,

We defined research data services as any concrete, programmatic offering intended to support researchers (including faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students) in working with data, and identified services within the following campus units: library, IT department/research computing, independent research centers and facilities, academic departments, medical school, business school, and other professional schools. We also recorded whether the institution offered local high performance computing facilities. For detailed definitions, exclusions, and data collection procedures, please see the report referenced above.

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