Capability Maturity Model for Research Data Management

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As a part of my work as a Faculty Research Assistant to Professor Jian Qin at the iSchool at Syracuse University, I edited and maintained a wiki, using XWiki,  for documentation of a Capability Maturity Model for Research Data Management (CMM4RDM). This project, a collaboration between Dr. Qin, Dr. Kevin Crowston, and PhD student Charlotte Flynn, opened my eyes to the current lack of maturity in research data management.

See this project at http://rdm.ischool.syr.edu

Based on their writing, I developed a rubric for examining the maturity of the research management process for any project or institution, as discussed at http://rdm.ischool.syr.edu/xwiki/bin/view/Blog/A+Rubric+for+the+CMM4RDM. I also helped briefly to promote the project after its initial public launch, in short form on Twitter and in longer blog posts on the wiki itself. My work on this project inspired my greater interest in research data management, especially for the arts and humanities, and led to my internship at the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship at Columbia University, discussed further at https://www.ardenkirkland.com/work/portfolio/cdrs-internship/.

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