The Australian Research Data Commons Party Infrastructure Project team designed and conducted an online survey to gather information about party data from managers of this data in the Australian research sector. The survey was conducted over the internet, contained 14 questions and was open from Wednesday May 19 to Friday June 11, 2010. Emails inviting people to participate were sent to the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) and Institutional Repository (IR) communities. There were 43 responses. 24 completed the survey. Some of the questions were quite complex and respondents were asked to answer to the best of their knowledge. Responses to the survey will be used to better inform the project team about the current state of party data in the research sector and to identify potential contributor sources.
A summary of survey results is available on the Project wiki at Party Data Survey