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Assessing Research Data Output Management at the Managerial Levels at Partner PS HEIs

Awadallah, Rawia; AlAgha, Iyad

This report presents the findings of a needs assessment survey that was carried out with research managers in four Palestinian Higher Education Institutions (PS HEIs) between December 2016 and February 2017. The four participating institutions include:

  • The Islamic University of Gaza (IUG)
  • Al-Quds Open University (QOU)
  • Birzeit University (BZU)
  • Palestine Technical University-Kadoori (KAD)

The survey data will be used to:  

  • Identify the size, formats and scopes of research volumes and digital holdings for which each partner PS HEI assumes preservation responsibility.
  • Review the current RDM practices and activities adopted at the institutional level.
  • Review the current situation in PS HEIs as regards IRs, open access publishing and institutional support for RDM.
  • Determine the current shortcomings and future priorities in RDM from the institution's perspective.

In general, this survey targeted the administration and management staff who were responsible for, or directly involved, in RDM in the four partner PS HEIs. Since partner PS Universities might have different organizational structures and administrative departments, the selection process of participants from each university could not be the same. Project coordinators at partner PS Universities were asked to choose eligible persons based on the university's structure and pertinent administrative positions. They were urged to select participants from department/units/centres that were in charge of RDM activities such as scientific research, University library, IT unit, etc.


Project number: 573700-EPP-1-2016-1-PS-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP. Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
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