The links listed below provide a broad view of the issues surrounding managing research data. You can find many other links to useful resources on the Research Data Management website.
Managing research data well is an important undertaking, and involves organising and describing your data, using secure storage and regular backups, ensuring the security of sensitive/confidential data, and long-term retention for sharing and reuse by yourself or others through deposit in a repository or archive.
Managing your research data is about taking due care of your data from creation through to long-term preservation or secure disposal.
Good data management practices are fundamental to responsible research.
The following documents outline government and institutional expectations:
If you create data in your project (eg. lab measurements, audio recordings) or will be re-using data, it's important to consider the management of this data during and beyond your project.
The Research data planning checklist is a useful tool for considering the management of your research data. Save an electronic copy, complete the relevant sections, then update as required throughout your candidature. ...more
Across the many disciplines, institutional, national and international repositories or archives are available to support long-term access to research data. Some examples include:
At Monash -
Monash.Figshare: store, manage, collaborate, publish