PARSE.Insight: INSIGHT into issues of Permanent Access to the Records of Science in Europe has published a report, Insight into digital preservation of research output in Europe, which reports on survey results, including some from data managers in the European research community.http://www.parse-insight.eu/downloads/P ... nal_hq.pdf
PARSE.Insight is a two-year project co-funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), Research Infrastructures. It is concerned with the preservation of digital information in research, from primary data through analysis to the final publications result-ing from this research. Ultimately, the PARSE.Insight project will develop a roadmap for an e-Science infrastructure, intended to guide the European Commission's strategy about research infra-structures.
To define the needs for an e-Science infrastructure for long-term availability of research data, a number of surveys were conducted to gather information on the practices, ideas, and needs. The surveys were targeted at four stakeholders we identified as key figures in the research communities: research, data managers, publishers, and funders.
This report describes the results gained via these surveys. In total 1,840 people responded: 1,389 responses on the researchers’ survey; the data managers surveys yielded 273 responses, and the 178 publishers started the publishers survey. The funders survey gained only a few responses. In-depth analysis of this stakeholder will be done in follow-up research by PARSE.Insight.