Figshare IRB

Hi Ben,

To help with keeping the results straight I made a wiki with documentation of the survey questions / survey logic and some of the images from the Figshare survey on the DataONE wiki. See <>.

On a linked "results" page, I uploaded some of the raw figures from the statistical analysis package – not figures that were ultimately submitted to D-Lib (except for median age, which I did use in the manuscript).

In my most recent open notebook entry concerning Figshare data, I mentioned creating a .dat file from the .sav file you sent me and contemplated the future of that data in terms of curation. (I learned last summer that a tab delimited .dat file is best for long term curation and access, since it is not proprietary).

I am interested in uploading the dataset (.dat file) to either the wiki or Figshare to a) preserve it and b) provide access to it.

For the moment I favor the wiki because although I created the .dat file, I did not create the original data and it does not seem ethical to upload the file to my personal Figshare account.


I don’t know that the IRB allows the raw survey data to be posted online.

Can you advise on my interest in posting this data online?​




About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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