Libraries Piloting A New Data Purchase Program, Fall 2019

Sept. 22, 2019, 8 p.m.

Syracuse University Libraries’ department of Research & Scholarship is piloting a new data purchase program to support Syracuse University researchers, especially graduate students and newer assistant professors, in acquiring data. Applications for data requests, including numeric, text, or graphic data are being accepted now through October 31, 2019 via completion of an online form.

The goal of the data purchase program is to support research and the University’s shared competency around scientific inquiry and research skills. Datasets must cost less than $10,000 and be unrestricted, with preference given to requests that appeal to a broader University community or that can be used by more than one person.

“As an R1 research institution, the Libraries is committed to supporting academic research. In some instances, cost, licensing, technical or other issues inhibit a new researcher’s ability to move forward. This pilot is designed to remove barriers to generating new knowledge,” said David Seaman, Dean of Syracuse University Libraries, University Librarian and interim Dean of the School of Information Studies.

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