Research data repositories and data quality assurance in India

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Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Infrastructure of Social Science Research in India (Kolkata: Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, 2-3 March 2023)


With growing interest in making research data accessible beyond the context of their creation, a global network of repositories specialized on research data has evolved. This contribution takes a local perspective by tracing the development of research data repositories associated with institutions in India, estimating the status of data quality assurance at these services and discussing potential barriers to implementing data quality assurance measures that persist in India. The findings indicate that an extensive network of research data repositories has emerged in the country. Institutional research data repositories perform data quality assurance at similar rates than the global repository landscape, except for in-depth review of the scientific value of data sets. Some challenges to establishing data quality assurance measures remain, including the implementation of institutional research data policies, training repository staff, and establishing research data management services.

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