The California Digital Library (CDL) is conducting a survey to better understand researcher practices and perceptions around data publication. Their aim is to learn what a “data publication” should look like: what should accompany a dataset to make it re-useable, how should creators be credited, what do you expect from peer review of data? The results will help to shape the CDL’s efforts, and will be made publicly available for anyone to use.

If you are involved in research in any branch of the Sciences or Social Sciences, your input would be valuable, even if you have never shared or published data or given much thought to the issues involved.  In addition, CDL would like you to consider sharing this survey with any of your colleagues who might be interested.

The survey can be taken anonymously in 5-10 minutes.  It is available at: