CAPTURE survey on making and using archaeological data 

This survey is carried out as a part of the CApturing Paradata for documenTing data creation and Use for the REsearch of the future (CAPTURE) research project. CAPTURE has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 818210). 

CAPTURE investigates what information about the creation and use of archaeological research data ( 'paradata') that is needed to make the research data reusable in the future, and how to capture enough of that information. More information about the project can be found at

We kindly invite you to share your experience and your views in this survey if you have ever used and/or created and deposited archaeological data (understood broadly, ranging from digital data to finds collections).

The aim of this survey is to identify 

  1. what information archaeologists who are or have been using different types of data need to know about the data to (re)use it effectively, and 
  2. what archaeologists who have produced consider it to be important for others to know about their data.

Participating in the survey takes approximately 20 minutes.

The data collected in the survey will be processed in full compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation. No identifying information is collected.

This research study does not involve ethically sensitive procedures or gathering of ethically sensitive information. For research problems or questions regarding subjects, the Data Protection Officer at Uppsala University may be contacted through +46 18 471 10 00 and or the Swedish Data Protection Authority through

Inquiries about the study or the research project can be sent to the principal investigator of the project, prof. Isto Huvila,, tel. +46 18 471 3420.

The survey is conducted in collaboration with COST Action Archaeological Practices and Knowledge Work in the Digital Environment (ARKWORK).

Thank you very much for your valuable contribution!