Research data refers to anything that can be used to validate research findings or used to reproduce the research.
It is valuable and must be managed over the life of your project to ensure you satisfy research integrity requirements, and to ensure you are getting maximum benefit from it.
Research data management (RDM) refers to the practices you will engage in and the decisions made to manage research data. This includes how you will gather, organise, store, and manage access to data.
This guide will outline recommended practices and where to find further resources from relevant units at UTS.
As a researcher at UTS, there are several policies which outline your responsibilities in relation to research data. The relevant policies are linked below, however the policy which has the most impact on your RDM activities is the UTS Research Data Management Procedure, which specifies what your RDM obligations are.
At UTS, the system you will use to carry out most of your RDM related activities is called Stash.
The interactive image below details the necessary RDM activities at each stage of your research project, and indicates which module you will use in Stash to complete them. Click the rectangle icon in the top right to enlarge the image.
Also referred to as providing open access to research data. This is a movement for making research data publicly available to anyone to access and reuse. There are a growing number of publishers and funding bodies requiring or requesting open access to data.
These are international principles that provide guidance on the qualities research data should have to maximise reusability.
They stand for:
Use the ARDC's FAIR Data Self Assessment Tool to discover how FAIR your research dataset is, and get practical tips on how to enhance FAIRness.
These are international principles which relate to any research involving Indigenous Data. The CARE Principles complement the FAIR Principles and center Indigenous Peoples’ rights to and interests in their data. The AIATSIS Code states that researchers must be aware of these principles.