A NOTE ON DATA OWNERSHIP
The project team who carries out the data collection will have full ownership of the dataset they are collecting. The project team will also have complete rights of first publication, and although the D-WMS team will have access to the data on an ongoing basis for verification, we will not use or distribute the data until the project team has had a chance to publish with the new dataset. The only intended use that the D-WMS team has for the data is twofold, below. If your team is interested in collecting data using this methodology but have an issue with either of these points, please let us know.
1For use in the benchmarking exercise that is open to all principals on this website: we would hope to be able to use the question average scores so principals who use our benchmarking tool can see how they stack up.
2For use in the anonymized global dataset: part of the larger purpose of this project is to create a large, comparable global dataset that can be used by researchers everywhere. Data would only be appended to this dataset after the data collecting team has published with their dataset and are happy to share it.