Why

Good research data management practice enables verification of research outcomes, supports future research and enables sharing and reuse of research data. Sound data management infrastructure generates several benefits for both researchers and their institutes.

Good research data management practice enables researchers to conduct their research more efficiently, offers greater opportunities for sharing and reusing the research data and allows for better management of research resources. Doing Data Better provides guidelines and tools to help researchers with data management

The University of Melbourne expects that research methods and results should be open to scrutiny; research units and departments must establish formally documented procedures for research data retention; and researchers must comply with these retention procedures. Good research data management practice enables researchers to conduct their research more efficiently, offers greater opportunities for sharing and reusing the research data and allows for better management of research resources.

The Office for Research Ethics and Integrity (OREI) provides researchers at the University with advice and support on legal, ethical and IP matters relating to research data. Please see the OREI website for more information about data management, or speak to a Research Integrity Advisor for discipline-specific advice.

For more information or to request Research Data Management session for your Department or Faculty, please contact us at research-data@unimelb.edu.au