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What is Research Data Management?
Research Data Management (RDM) is the collection, organisation, preservation and sharing of research data.
Work through the steps of the Research Data Lifecycle to learn data management best practice.
Top tip: RDM is about organising and documenting all your data as you undertake your research project.
What are Research Data?
Any information created, collected or obtained in the course of a research project that underpins your research output
Examples of Research
Lab books, field notes and observations, questionnaires, focus groups and surveys, sound and video recordings, photographs, models, computer code, software...
Why manage Research
It is essential to the integrity of your research, saves time, helps prevent errors and data losses.
It is a requirement under the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.
Important Policies, frameworks and guidelines
As a researcher at Charles Sturt, it is important to be familiar with the
RDM Policy to understand your responsibilities for data management and data disposal.
Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code) is a framework outlining the responsibilities of institutions and researchers. Major research funders have guidance on managing research data, but also refer to the Code:
Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) website has valuable resources to assist in RDM.
Some journals and publishers have data policies regarding the sharing or publication of data that are worth knowing about at the start of your research.
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