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Just bumping this up one last time. We will be closing the survey tomorrow, so if you haven’t had the chance to help us out, or if you have started it and need to complete it, now is the time!

Thanks for your support! If you have already filled it out, Thank you extra!! We’re really excited about this project!

Dear Research Data Service Practitioners!

We are writing to ask if you would agree to complete a survey for a research project entitled “Research Data Management service sustainability.”

This research aims to understanding factors that affect research data management service sustainability in order to assist institutions in more effectively allocating their time, personnel, and financial resources. We are writing to you because as a participant on this listserv you have self-identified as a someone who is involved in research data services at your institution. I hope you will be willing to help us with our study.

If you are willing, please click on the link below to be taken to the consent form and the survey. This survey should take 30-45 minutes. The survey asks questions regarding changes over time in funding, infrastructure, accountability, service offerings, and personnel.

At the beginning of the survey is a further explanation of your rights as a subject of research conducted through University of Illinois at Chicago. Please read the material carefully. By agreeing to participate in the study, it is implied that you have read and understand your rights.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to call or email.

Link to consent and survey:





Tina Griffin, MLIS

Asst Professor


1750 W Polk St

Chicago, IL 60612