Towards a model for research data reuse behavior

Renata Gonçalves Curty, Jian Qin

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This poster reports a qualitative exploratory study of data reuse processes, and factors scientists consider when deciding whether or not to reuse data. Findings from this study revealed six core theoretical variables along with 28 influential factors that were salient across interviews and supported by research literature. The synthesis of findings led to the development of a model that draws upon the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) to investigate scientists' intentions and behavior towards the reuse of research data. The proposed model offers a novel approach to the current base of knowledge that has been essentially exploratory and atheoretical in nature. It also serves as the foundation for a future larger scale research that expects to provide guidelines for policymakers, open data advocates, and data repository stakeholders to better attune policies and repositories to scientists' expectations and needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014


  • Data practices
  • Data reuse
  • Research data
  • Reuse behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences


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