Using personas to visualize the need for data stewardship
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionCollege & Research Libraries. 2021, 82 (3), 332-351. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.82.3.332
There is a current discussion in universities regarding the need for dedicated research data stewards. This article presents a set of fictional personas for research data support based on experience and requests by experts in different areas of data management. Using a modified Delphi study, 24 participants from different stakeholder groups have contributed to the skills and backgrounds necessary to fulfill the needs for data stewardship. Inspired by user experience (UX) methodology, different data personas are developed to illustrate the range of skills required to support data management within universities. Further, as a competency hub for data stewards, the development of a research data support center is proposed.