The LEARN project ( has compiled the following survey as a self-assessment tool to assist institutions discover how ready they are for managing research data. The survey is based on the issues posed to institutions by the LERU Roadmap for Research Data published at the end of 2013, and available at:

The survey has thirteen questions addressing the main elements to be taken into account in developing an institutional strategy for research data management. Each question has three possible answers representing green, yellow or red light. The more ‘green light’ responses recorded, the readier an institution probably is for managing its research data.

A copy in PDF of the survey with the thirteen questions and the corresponding colored answers is available at:

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Authors: LEARN Project
Publication year: 2017
Language: English (EN)
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