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ASIST 2012 Annual Meeting 
Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012 

Curation Roles and Perceived Priorities for Data Quality dimensions and Skills in Genome Curation Work
Hong Huang, Besiki Stvilia and Corinne Jorgensen

Monday, 6:30pm


Genome curation work included users with different curation roles as end users, curators and dual-role users. Genomics scientists with certain role might focus on different data quality aspects and skills requirements. There is a lack of understanding of scientists' perceptions and requirements which hampers the development of systematic and tailed approaches to genome data curation. This research surveyed 158 genomics scientists on their perception and priorities for data quality and quality sills. The study's findings show that depending on the roles played in scientific data sharing and curation process, genome scientists may have different priorities for and ways of assessing data quality. Curators valued higher the direct quality assessment criteria, while end-users preferred the quality criteria that could be assessed indirectly. Likewise, end users assigned higher priorities to the data quality assessment skills and the skills needed to identify useful information, while curators valued higher the skills needed to make data useful.