Identifying Design Requirements of a User-Centered Research Data Management System

Bugaje, Maryam and Chowdhury, Gobinda (2018) Identifying Design Requirements of a User-Centered Research Data Management System. In: ICADL2018 - 20th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, 19th - 22nd November 2018, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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Abstract

Research data repositories perform many useful functions, the key ones being the storage of research datasets, and making the same discoverable for potential reuse. Over the years, various criteria for assessing the user-centeredness of information systems have been developed and standards have gradually been improved. However, there has been less development in case of re-search data management (RDM) systems. By means of a combination of user-focused research methods viz. questionnaire surveys, face-to-face interviews, a systematic appraisal of existing services and a technical experiment, we have sought to understand the meaning of user-centeredness pertaining to research data repositories, and identify some key indicators of it. We have furthermore translated our findings into design requirements based on which we propose to develop and test a prototype of a user-centered RDM system. This paper reports on how we identified the design requirements that would make the RDM systems more user-centered.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: User-Centered Design, Research Data Management, Information Retrieval, Metadata, Research Data Repositories, Scientific Data
Subjects: P100 Information Services
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 16:37
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 11:16
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/36234

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