Research Data Management

Notre Dame has developed a Policy and Procedure to guide researchers on data management:

The Policy applies to all research data related to approved research activities at or in collaboration with the University, irrespective of data type or format. Its principles for responsibly managing research data are in accordance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018 (the Code), University policies, and relevant legal, statutory, ethical, contractual and funding body requirements. Publishing platforms for scholarly articles are also increasingly setting rules around availability and linkage of research data underpinning reported study outcomes.

Research staff and HDR students should take some time to familiarise themselves with their responsibilities around research data management (RDM). The Policy: Research Data Management and Procedure: Research Data Management serve as guides to help research staff and HDR students understand the process in place at Notre Dame.

The Research Data Management policy and procedure are currently under review to reflect new solutions, platforms and processes. Your patience is appreciated while we transition to the new documentation, but in the meantime please continue to use the existing policy and procedure.

In 2021, the University completed a significant project to enable efficient management of data that complies with the FAIR Data Principles. The result is the implementation of a range of tools and services to support researchers:

  1. ResearchData@ND - an online interactive research data management plan (RDMP)
  2. Research data storage: OneDrive, Teams and CloudStor
  3. Research data archiving: Azure

Please note that to undertake research studies at Notre Dame it is a requirement to have an RDMP completed and approved before the commencement of the project, and updated when applicable during the study to capture for example any changes in data collection, custodianship, storage and accessibility.

For support and guidance, please see the resources below: