For the last few weeks, I have been continuing to read and organizing the literature, began drafting the IRB, and research proposal.
In order to share literature, resources, and get feedback, we’ve set up a dropbox folder and an excel spreadsheet of the various literature I’ve been reading to set up the study design. In order to gain a full understanding of the problem, I’ve researching several focus areas. This literature is broken down into specific focus areas including:
1. DataONE specific literature & member node descriptions
2. Examples of metadata registries
3. Literature related to metadata registries in general and scientific metadata.
4. Important websites
From this literature, I’ve begun to draft the IRB and survey instruments.