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Research Data Management

Doing Data Better

We now have an integrated website with information about research data management all in one place. Check it out and let us know what you think. 

Research Data Storage and Management

If you need data storage advice, and tools for presenting, analysing, sharing and visualising your data, get in touch with ITS-Research.

Research Data Management Toolbox

The Library, in partnership with Melbourne Research, Research Services-Information Technology Services have developed guidelines and tools to help researchers better understand and meet the requirements of good research data and records management.

The toolbox supports Departments, researchers and research administrators in implementing University policy.

Procedures and Guidelines for the Management of Research Data and Records (Microsoft Word 510 kb)

Provides researchers and research administrators with key information to support them in the implementation of the University policy.

Local Rules for the Management of Research Data and Records (Microsoft Word 232 kb)

Provides Faculties,Schools,Departments and Research Units with a framework for developing local rules for the implementation of the University policy. It is a guide for facilitating the dissemination of clear information and procedures to researchers about the management of research data and records in a single organisational unit.

Research Data Management Plan Checklist (Microsoft Word 526 kb)

Assists researchers and research administrators build a research data management plan for a research project. It is designed to be used in conjunction with other tools in the Toolbox.

Research Data Management Plan Template (Microsoft Word 67 kb)

This template is to be used in conjunction with the Research Data Management Plan Checklist. It provides you with a document structure to assist in building a research data management plan for your project.

Researchers should also be familiar with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. The Office of Research Ethics and Integrity (OREI), part of Melbourne Research, provides information, advice and training about these obligations.

Get in touch with us if you need more information or help with any of your research data management needs.

Do you need an information session?

Information and training sessions about research data management occur regularly. For more information or to request a session for your Department or Faculty, please contact the research data management team.

Need some background to our policy?

The policy for the Management of Research Data and Records was endorsed by Academic Board in May 2011. The policy is now aligned with the 2007 Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, and aims to accommodate changes in practices associated with the long term retention of research data and records.


 

 

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