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44 6 APPENDIX B SURVEY RESPONSES Table 6-1 Q2: Please tell us which transportation domains are most relevant to your work? Road and Highway Transportation 26 Transportation System Planning and Policy 19 Rail Transportation 13 Transportation System Asset Management and Maintenance 13 Intelligent Transportation Systems 12 Transportation Systems Operations Research 9 Transportation Safety and Security 9 Air Transportation 8 Freight Transportation 8 Transportation Economics and Mobility 8 Other 8 Intermodal Transportation 7 Maritime and Water Transportation 6 Transportation System Design and Construction 6 Transportation Materials Science 3 Pipeline Transportation 1 Table 6-2 Q3: Please tell us which types of federal funds your institution or organization receives to support transportation research Contract and Project Research Awards 16 Direct Research Grants 8 Other 5 Table 6-3 Q4: Please tell us which of the following describes funding agencies for your research? Federal/National Government 21 State/Regional Government 19 Local Government 6 Private Funding Sources 8

45 Table 6-4 Q5: Please tell us which of the following describes funding for your federal transportation related research Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 24  Federal Transit Administration (RTA) 8  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 8  Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) 7  National Science Foundation (NSF) 6  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 6  Department of Energy (DOE) 5  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 5  Other 3  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) 2  Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) 2  Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) 2  National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1  Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) 1  Federal Maritime Administration (MARAD) 1  Department of Education (DOE) 0  Department of Agriculture (DOA) 0  Table 6-5 Q6: Please tell us whether you use any of the following methods to track federal funds for transportation research Sponsored Project and Research Unit Specific Processes 9 Other 4 Internal Institutional Research Board Processes 2 FundRef 0 Table 6-6 Q7: Please tell us which of the following types of research products your organization generates using federal transportation research funds Technical Reports and Memoranda 19  Research Progress Reports 13  Research Data Sets 13  Peer-Reviewed Publications 12  Research Models 10  Other 2  Research Code Books 1 

46 Table 6-7 Q8: Please tell us which of the formats and types of research data are produced with federal transportation research funds Quantitative Tabular and Numerical Data 19 Qualitative Textual Data 12 Digital Image Data 9 Geospatial Data Files 9 Engineering Drawings 4 Other 4 Digital Audio Data 3 Digital Video Data 3 Chemical Structures and Models 2 Table 6-8 Q10: Please tell us what metadata standards you use to describe your research publications and data No Metadata Standards 7 Dublin Core 2 Federal Geographic Data Committee 2 Open GIS 2 Metadata Standardized Within my Institution 2 Other Metadata Standards Not Listed 2 ISO 19115 (Geographic Information Metadata) 1 Metadata Standardized Within my Lab 1 Darwin Core 0 Directory Interchange Format 0 Ecological Metadata Language 0 Other ISO Metadata Standards 0 ANZLIC Metadata Profile 0 Table 6-9 Q11: Please tell us where you currently store your research data On My Institution's Server 15 On a Departmental Server 7 On the Principle Investigator's Server 6 Other 5 On my Personal Computer 4 Other Data Repository or Archive (e.g., National Data Center) 4 In a Publisher or Publisher-Related Repository 2 In Paper Files in my Office 1 In a Discipline Based Repository 0

47 Table 6-10 Q12: Generally, please tell us how much of your data you make available to others? A great deal 11 A lot 1 A moderate amount 2 A little 4 None at all 0 Table 6-11 Q13: If all or part of your research products and data are not available to others, please tell us why Do not have the rights to make it public 8 Other 5 Lack of Procedures 4 Lack of Funding 3 I need to publish it first 3 There is insufficient time to make them available 3 They should not be available 3 I have insufficient skills to make the data available 2 I am concerned that if I share my research will be stolen or appropriated 1 I am concerned about liability if another researcher uses my data 1 I am not sure other researchers will know how to cite my data 1 Others Do Not Need Them 1 There is no place to store them that supports access 1 Funding organization does not require access 1 I would lose control of the data 0 Table 6-12 Q14: Please tell us whether any of the following offices and units are involved in managing or storing research products and data Designated Data Managers 8 Information Technology Support Units 6 Research Support Units 5 Colleagues in my Unit or Department 5 Library 3 Administrative Offices 3 Other 3

48 Table 6-13 Q15: Please tell us which of the following research data and publications management processes and tools are in place in your organization. Please also tell us whether they are sufficient to support your research data management responsibilities. Question Not Available Available Not Sufficient Sufficient Best Practice Total Data Management Policies 20.0% 3 20.0% 3 26.7% 4 6.7% 1 26.7% 4 15 Online Data Management Training Materials 53.8% 7 7.7% 1 15.4% 2 23.1% 3 0.0% 0 13 In-Person Data Management Training 46.2% 6 0.0% 0 15.4% 2 30.8% 4 7.7% 1 13 Specialized Data Management Coaching 38.5% 5 7.7% 1 30.8% 4 23.1% 3 0.0% 0 13 Metadata Creation Services 50.0% 7 7.1% 1 21.4% 3 21.4% 3 0.0% 0 14 Data Citation Training 46.7% 7 6.7% 1 26.7% 4 20.0% 3 0.0% 0 15 Compliance Guidance for Research Funds Managers 42.9% 6 7.1% 1 14.3% 2 35.7% 5 0.0% 0 14 Compliance Guidance for Sponsored Project Units 53.8% 7 0.0% 0 23.1% 3 23.1% 3 0.0% 0 13 Quality Control Processes for Research Data and Products 35.7% 5 0.0% 0 28.6% 4 28.6% 4 7.1% 1 14 Data Preservation Policies and Services 33.3% 5 13.3% 2 20.0% 3 13.3% 2 20.0% 3 15 Other (Please Specify) 66.7% 2 0.0% 0 33.3% 1 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 3 Data Management Plan Forms 35.7% 5 7.1% 1 21.4% 3 14.3% 2 21.4% 3 14

49 Question Not Available Available Not Sufficient Sufficient Best Practice Total Data Management Procedures 20.0% 3 20.0% 3 33.3% 5 0.0% 0 26.7% 4 15 Guidance on When Standard Plans and Templates Suffice 38.5% 5 7.7% 1 30.8% 4 15.4% 2 7.7% 1 13 Guidance on When to Use a Specialized Template 30.8% 4 15.4% 2 38.5% 5 7.7% 1 7.7% 1 13 Guidance on Which Repositories to Use and How to Use Them 38.5% 5 23.1% 3 23.1% 3 7.7% 1 7.7% 1 13 Click to Write Statement 66.7% 6 0.0% 0 22.2% 2 0.0% 0 11.1% 1 9

50 Table 6-14 Q16: Please share with us your views on the use of transportation-related research data Research data may be misinterpreted if the full explanation and code book is not available 11  Research data may have uses beyond that originally intended 11  I would be willing to share some of my data in a central repository without restriction 11  Research data may be misinterpreted if the quality or description is not strong 9  I would be willing to share data within my field of transportation 9  Lack of access to research data generated by other researchers is a major impediment to progress in transportation 8  I would make my data available if I could place conditions on access 7  I would use other researchers' data if they were easily accessible 6  Lack of access to research data generated by other researcher has restricted my ability to address transportation problems 5  I would be willing to allow a data curation service to prepare my data for use by others 5  Other 3  I am satisfied with my current ability to access and integrate data from other sources 0 

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