Data, data everywhere…and yet nowhere. RDM for HDRs
University eResearch and Library teams deliver research data management (RDM) support for higher degree research (HDR) students throughout the research cycle. Researchers are expected to securely store and share their data to achieve their research goals within their project’s ethics approval. The eResearch and Library teams raise awareness and train researchers on ownership, attribution and publication of research data sets. Secure research data storage is provided during the active phase of the conduct of research. Researchers are provided education and support on the benefits of making their research open and reproducible. A common challenge, however, is in what to do with the stored raw research data after the HDR successfully completes their degree and leaves the University? USQ has implemented a temporary mini-archive solution to enable responsible management of HDR research data beyond the end of a research project. As this is an issue for all universities, the ideal would be to develop a best practice model that would become the basis of a standard aligned with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018).
We invite you to use the comments section of this virtual poster and share the practice at your institution for assisting HDRs to manage their research data beyond the completion of the degree. What does your institution do with the HDR's research data that can't be shared but needs to be retained?
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Name & surname:
Dr Tricia Kelly and Dr Francis Gacenga
Relevance / Link to RDA:
The aim of this poster is to generate discussion and interest in creating a standard solution to a common research data management issue experienced by most universities with Higher Degree Research (HDR) students. This topic is of national and international relevance and will benefit from the experiences of delegates attending the RDA Plenary Meeting.