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Data management skills may be found in many parts of organisations, and be associated with different roles.

Research domain and data management skills

Research involving data collection and use, and the integration of computing capability into research methodology (eResearch), has created a demand for new informatics specialists with high level  skills in both a research discipline and computing science.

  • domain specialists with IT skills, or IT specialists with domain knowledge
  • roles include: data scientists, research data support specialists, scientific curators, data curators, annotators, bioinformaticians, biocurators, or cultural informaticians
  • Benjamin Kwasi Addom, Youngseek Kim, and Jeffrey M. Stanton. 2011. eScience professional positions in the job market: a content analysis of  job advertisements. In Proceedings of the 2011 iConference (iConference '11), ACM, New York, NY, USA, 630-631 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1940761.1940846 [subscription required]

Information specialist and data librarian skills

  • engaged in managing research data, using research data as a resource, or supporting researchers in these activities
  • roles include: information specialists, librarians, archivists, curators, records managers, repository managers
  • Find out more about information specialist skills