Where can I store my working data?

The CSU Research Data Storage Framework explains options for digital data during the active phase of your research, as well as once it is finalised.

AARNET CloudstorCSUs guide to accessing free storage of up to 100GB for individual researchers with group storage quotas for research projects.

CSU Research Office has information on Cloud and Supercomputing Resources. Charles Sturt University is a member of Intersect, a not-for-profit organisation set up to support research in Australia. Intersect extends the technology services of the university and provides services, expert consulting and training programs.

NeCTAR -  Has Virtual Machine Data storage products with allocations of 0GB to 480GB for different purposes. Datasets for a  Research Project requiring continued processing and analysis will need a different storage product than a completed dataset for long-term preservation and sharing.

Where can I archive artifacts as data?

If you have hard copy resources you need to manage, whatever the format, you will need to keep this data safe and secure during your research.  Hard copies such as interview notes, prints of photographs, or video or audio tapes need to be kept securely locked away - for example in a locked filing cabinet that can only be accessed by agreed members of the research team.

The CSU Research Data Storage Framework explains options for digital data during the active phase of your research, as well as once it is finalised.

To help you with pointers, you can read through the data storage and data security advice provided by the Research Ethics Guidebook.

The ANDS Guide to data storage looks at the strengths and weaknesses of various storage options.

How can I tell if my data has been accessed or cited?

Persistent identifiers for data can facilitate data sharing, access, attribution and tracking impact or usage. One of the most common forms of identifier is the Digital Object Identifier (DOI). 

To request a DOI for your data contact researchsupport@csu.edu.au

Further Information

ANDS Guide: Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for research data.

This DDC guide gives an explanation of data citation and some strategies for creating links for your data sets. 

DataCite is a global non-profit organisation that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research data. DataCite is also a database of all datasets that have been issued a DOI.

Who can I contact for support with storage or deposit of my data?

If you need assistance contact researchsupport@csu.edu.au.

This will reach both the Library and Research Office team managers responsible for management, description and archiving your research data according to requirements of your Research Data Management Plan.

Where should I store my data post-publication?

CSU Data storage

If you use cloud data storage eg.dropbox, or your local computer, you should back up your data on a secure Charles Sturt University (CSU) server.  Apply for CSU secure storage through a DIT help desk request.

Other Secure Data storage

CSU Research Office has information on Cloud and Supercomputing Resources. Charles Sturt University is a member of Intersect, a not-for-profit organisation set up to support research in Australia. Intersect extends the technology services of the university and provides services,expert consulting and training programs.

AARNET CloudstorCSUs guide to accessing free storage of up to 100GB for individual researchers with group storage quotas for research projects.

Research Data Australia

To make your data available for access or re-use for research arrange to deposit it with Research Data Australia (RDA). RDA contains data from over one hundred Australian research organisations, government agencies, and cultural institutions. An alternative may be to store your data at CSU, and have a record for it in RDA along with your contact details to enable access as appropriate.

How do I ensure my data's copyright or moral rights protections?

For data that are open access, you may also wish to add licensing conditions. One way to do this is with creative commons licences.

As a minimum, data needs to be appropriately attributed (cited) so it's a good idea to always add a licence so it is clear what your intentions are for sharing.

A Creative Commons (CC) licence is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC licence is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created without infringing copyright. Offering your work under a Creative Commons licence does not mean giving up your copyright but rather permits users to make use of your material in various ways, but only on certain conditions.