Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Study of scientific data security concerns and practices

The Trustworthy Data Working Group invites scientific researchers and the cyberinfrastructure professionals who support them to complete a short survey about scientific data security concerns and practices.

The working group is a collaborative effort of Trusted CI, the four NSF Big Data Innovation Hubs, the NSF CI CoE Pilot, the Ostrom Workshop on Data Management and Information Governance, the NSF Engagement and Performance Operations Center (EPOC), the Indiana Geological and Water Survey, the Open Storage Network, and other interested community members. The goal of the working group is to understand scientific data security concerns and provide guidance on ensuring the trustworthiness of data.

The purpose of this survey is to:
  • Improve broad understanding of the range of data security concerns and practices for open science
  • Provide input and help shape new guidance for science projects and cyberinfrastructure providers
  • Serve as an opportunity to consider local data security concerns during a voluntary, follow-up interview
Please visit https://surveys.illinois.edu/sec/281601 to complete the survey (before May 31st), and please share this announcement to help us obtain a broad set of responses representing a diversity of perspectives across the scientific community. Multiple individuals from the same organization/project are welcome to take the survey.

Survey results, along with the analysis and applicable guidance, will be published by the Trustworthy Data Working Group as a freely available report by the end of 2020. Please visit https://trustedci.org/trustworthy-data for updated information about the study.

Any questions/comments, please contact Jim Basney at jbasney@illinois.edu.