A. Anticipated future trends
As emphasis on data-intensive research continues to grow, so will the demand for access to data sets and statistics for secondary analysis. In addition, the burgeoning emphasis on the sharing and publication of research data, as evidenced by grant funder data management plan requirements, will likely create demand for new data publication venues. Institutional memberships may become increasingly important to support disciplinary data archives.
B. Relationships with other resources
1. On campus branch or format collections
2. Regional or network resources
Membership in academic institution supported non-profit disciplinary data repositories may be considered as networked resources, such as the ICPSR social science data archive.
C. Relationships to resources treated in other policy statements