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

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Authors

  • Maryam Bugaje
  • Gobinda Chowdhury

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICADL2018
Subtitle of host publication20th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries
PublisherSpringer
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
Publication type

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

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.