Managing research data
Research data management covers the planning, creating, storing, organising, accessing, sharing, describing, publishing and curating of data. The focus is on managing digital research data, but much of the information can also be applied to non-digital data.
Curtin researchers are required to comply with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research requirements on proper management and retention of research data.
A Data Management Plan documents all the practices, responsibilities, procedures and policies that apply to the management of research data.
This guide provides information on best practice in managing research data.
Research data are any physical and/or digital materials that are used in research activity to sustain scholarly conclusions or the production of creative works.
Data may be numerical, descriptive or visual. Data may be raw or analysed, experimental or observational, confidential or publicly accessible.
Research data can include laboratory notebooks, field notebooks, primary research data (including research data in hardcopy or in computer readable form), questionnaires, audiotapes, videotapes, models, photographs, films and test responses.
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