Mapping the landscape of community curation

1 Introduction 2 About you 3 Community curatorship 4 Your resource 5 Complete

About the study

Community curation involves a relatively large set of heterogeneous contributors, working on a variety of data resources distributed through many institutions. As most of the community curators are not professional curators, engagement strategies need to be devised to make crowd curation effective and sustainable. The objectives of this survey are:

  • Discover curator communities, curated data resources, annotation processes / interfaces / tools to identify specific needs, commonalities and overlaps.
  • Define “community curation” within ELIXIR - what does the term include?
  • Identify key community databases of particular value to specific research communities, and the community curation effort involved in their development and maintenance.
  • Identify engagement opportunities to stimulate crowd curation, identify measures of quality for manual curation, and identify opportunities for bringing Community Curation into the ELIXIR ecosystem of curators, workflows and data resources.
  • Coordinate training initiatives / workshops to discuss best practices for manual curation in collaboration with the ELIXIR Training Platform.
  • Run training initiatives / workshops to to support the development of sustainable curation resources.

About the survey

  • The questionnaire should take about 10 minutes.
  • Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Answers will never be associated with individual participants and the results will only be analyzed in aggregate.
  • If you have any questions about the study, please contact alexander.monzon[at]unipd[dot]it.

Do know somebody who might want to participate?

If you know someone who would be interested in participating in this study, please feel free to share the link to this survey. The survey is open to all resources that perform community curation, and their curators.