Good research data management practice enables verification of research outcomes, supports future research and enables sharing and reuse of research data.
Good researchers manage their data well. There are many reasons why you should spend some time thinking about research data management.
Researchers' data needs are varied and complex, which is why we've put together some hints and tools to help you manage your data effectively.
A range of help is available to assist you with your research data management.
Managing Data @Melbourne
Managing Data @Melbourne is the University's research data management training program. It consists of six short modules, which outline the fundamental practices of good data management. Develop the skills you need to draft your research data management plan.
Melbourne University runs a local instance of Figshare, the global data storage and sharing platform. Figshare allows you to upload and visualise almost any format of data. Your data can be shared and DOIs can be generated through Figshare. Find out more on these pages.
ARC and data management
New data management rules introduced by the ARC require that most grant applications contain information about how project data will be managed and shared. These pages provide information about how to successfully complete this section.