The SWORD v2 project has been asked by the JISC to look into the applicability of the SWORD protocol for depositing Research Data. The SWORD protocol has always been agnostic about the type of resource it is depositing, however its initial development stemmed from a requirement for the deposit of scholarly communications outputs into repositories – these typically being small text-based items.
In order to investigate how well SWORD and SWORD v2 would deal with Research Data, the SWORD Project Team need to know about the different types of research data that users are working with. This will allow the SWORD Project Team to discover some of the range of different data types in use, and the general and specific requirements of each.
The SWORD Project Team has tried to keep the survey short – it is only 9 questions long. If you have a few minutes to share some information with them about the data you work with, we would very much appreciate it.