Research Data Management - Australian National Data Service (ANDS)
Research Data Management Seeding the Commons Project
Southern Cross University (SCU) has received funding from the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) to promote SCU research and improve the discovery and re-use of our research data by outside researchers and potential partners. It will also help to raise awareness of research data management and data management planning within SCU. ANDS is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) and the Education Investment Fund (EIF). The ANDS funding is for a Seeding the Commons project enabling SCU to review the data management policy framework and contribute details of research datasets and data collections to Research Data Australia. Researchers from many Australian research organisations have already contributed information about 1,400 research data collections to Research Data Australia.
SCU project details
The ANDS Seeding the Commons project will run for eight months commencing in June 2012 and is being managed by the Division of Research and sponsored by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.
This project has the following key aims:
- To develop university wide data management policies and procedures
- To develop and deliver internal training programs and resources for research data management
- Identify at least eight strategically important research data collections at Southern Cross University associated with publicly funded research and published material
- Ensure that metadata about these collections is made available to the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)
Benefits of the project
- The development of long term policies for research data management
- Increased understanding around data management practices across the university and a training package to support this
- Improved support for researchers and research students around management of research
- Improved data through training and increased awareness of data management requirements
- Identification of strategically important research data collections
- Discovery and re-use of research data collections by outside researchers via Australian Research Data Commons
- SCU will become better placed to improve the discovery and re-use of research data collection
The project team are very keen to speak to researchers about their research datasets. If you have research data and you would like to speak to someone about this project please contact Andrew Morton or Wendy Scott.
Updated: 15 January 2013