[Esip-preserve] Fwd: Voluntary participants sought for information science research survey

Matthew Mayernik mayernik at ucar.edu
Thu Feb 20 15:54:21 EST 2020

Hi all,
I am forwarding the below invitation to participate in a research study of
science data management work, on behalf of Ashley Orehek, a student at the
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her faculty advisor Wade Bishop.
Please contact Ashley directly to provide some input on how you came to
your work positions, and what the critical skills and knowledge are to do
data management work.

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From: Orehek, Ashley <aorehek at vols.utk.edu>
Date: Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 11:24 AM
Subject: Voluntary participants sought for information science research
To: Matthew Mayernik <mayernik at ucar.edu>

Dear ESIP member,

I'm an MSIS candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  You are
invited to take part in a study on science data management because you are
a critical agent as data management is a part of your work.  Your
participation is *completely voluntary* and responses will be *kept
confidential*.  This research is being conducted by me and my fellow
researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Basically, I'm interviewing librarians and information professionals who
work with earth science and related data, researchers, students, etc. about
their day to day life in the workplace. We would like to know your
background and how you ended up in your current position, among other

If you choose to participate, you will be sent a consent form that outlines
study details and then be asked to participate in an interview.  I know
your time is valuable but, by taking around 30 minutes to participate in
this study, you will inform future data management education for science
data.  An increased understanding of jobs that contain data management
should improve access and use of data to benefit all of society.

There are not any foreseeable risks greater than those encountered in
everyday life involved with participating in this research.  A greater
understanding of data fitness for use should improve access and use of data
to benefit all of society through science and policy.

You will be asked to describe your job tasks and background.  The
interviews will be recorded for data analysis online via Zoom and will take
place as soon as we schedule an interview.  Your responses will be linked
by a unique identifier for any analysis; however, all findings will be
reported in the aggregate.

I greatly appreciate your contribution to the study.  Thank you!


*Ashley Orehek*
*Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant*
*University of Tennessee, Knoxville | School of Information Sciences*
*C: 267-460-1626 | E: aorehek at vols.utk.edu <aorehek at vols.utk.edu>*

If you have questions at any time about the study or you experience
problems, you may contact Bradley Wade Bishop by email at *wade.bishop at utk.edu
<wade.bishop at utk.edu>* or by phone at *(865) 974-2775* (office).  If you
have any questions or concerns regarding your rights as a subject in this
study, you may also contact the Office of Research Compliance Officer at *(865)

The study is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
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