What counts as data will differ across disciplines, but broadly defined, data is anything that would be needed in the future to validate the results of your research. The management of your research documents and data collected during the course of your research project is an important element that needs to be planned properly.
Researchers have a responsibility under the Australian Code for Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code) to retain clear, accurate, secure and complete records of all research, including research data and primary materials and where possible allow access and reference to these by interested parties.
When developing your research project, you should discuss with your supervisor and/or your research partners:
All research activity conducted at ECU should be supported by a robust plan for the management of data collected and generated throughout the project. For research students a DMP is required before candidature will be confirmed.
When developing a research data management plan, you must consider the following:
ECU students now have two pathways available to create a DMP:
You should refer to your plan regularly and update it if your data management requirements change.
ECU’s Data Management Planning web page contain further information on ECUs approach to data management, the centrally provisioned research data storage space and a number of helpful resources including frequently asked questions and access to ECUs data management plan.
If, on discussion with your supervisor, further support is needed to complete your DMP please contact:
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