Research data management

As a researcher you are responsible for efficiently and responsibly carrying out your research and for communicating the results of research effectively. Good data management can save time and give you peace of mind that your data is not at risk. If your data is not subject to commercial and ethical restrictions, you can also increase your research profile by including data outputs on open access in the institutional repository ePublications@SCU. Contact to arrange an appointment to describe your data set.

Before the project starts

Regulatory requirements and professional obligations, Contributing to research impact, Costing, Planning documentation Find out more

At the start of the project

Intellectual property in new data, Re-using existing data legally and responsibly, Retention, Ethics and consent Find out more

During the project

Choosing durable formats, Secure storage, Secure transfer, Organising and documenting data Find out more

Towards the end of your project

Sharing data through a repository or archive, Licensing data for reuse, Destroying data securely, Exit planning - what to do when you leave Find out more



Adapted from Best practice guidelines for researchers: Managing research data and primary materials by Griffith University which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.