Research Data Management

Why is Research Data Management Important?

  • Policy compliance requirements: Data management is an essential requirement in the responsible conduct of research as per the SCU Research Responsible Conduct Policy and section 2 of The Australian Code for Responsible Conduct of Research.
  • Requirements from funding agencies: Bodies such as the ARC (Australian Research Council) and NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) require all administering organisations to deposit data and publications in an appropriate repository within six months of the completion of funded research.
  • Facilitation of data sharing: Data sharing increases impact of the original research by providing increased citations and opportunities for new collaborations.
  • Increasingly, publishers of high-impact journals (such as Nature and Science) require that researchers provide access to data associated with articles published.
  • Good data management can increase research efficiency.

Managing Research Data

For information on how to manage your research data, please see SCU Library's Research Management Data guidelines.

Where can I find out more?

Nature Special Issue on data sharing

Information resources:

For more information, contact Carolyn Piercy.