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Research Data Management

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Research Data Management

  1. 1. Research Data Management @ Bond University Antoinette Cass & Jasna Romic Research Data Management Library Services March 2013
  2. 2. Data Management Environment & Stakeholders Office of Research Policies and Statutory Requirements • Governance Bond University Policy • Registries/Repositories • Ethics ‘The Code’ Researchers • Grant compliance • Funder mandates • • Data deposit Data sharing Infrastructure Services Library • Training and support for data management planning • Data description • Metadata advice • Referral
  3. 3. Research Data Management @ Bond • Introduction to Research Data Management • What’s happening at Bond?
  4. 4. Best Practice Framework • Recognising research data as a valuable product • Improving efficiency of research • Supporting the global research environment • Making data available for sharing, validation and re-use • Respecting relevant legislation, funding guidelines and codes By Michael Kreil
  5. 5. Foundations of best practice • Bond University Policy - TLR 5.06 • • • • Storage Retention Access and Re-use RDM Toolkit • The Code • Data Sharing, Ethics & Consent • Open Access and funding policies
  6. 6. The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/r39.pdf
  7. 7. Ethics, consent and data sharing Sharing data that relates to people can be achieved using a combination of: • Obtaining consent • Anonymising data • Regulating data access Open access and funding policies As of 1st January 2013, two of Australia’s major research funding bodies – • The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and • The Australian Research Council (ARC) Have both implemented open access policies which are now in effect.
  8. 8. • Management  • Sustainability  • Collaboration 
  9. 9.  Management Manage RDM Toolkit Ownership & Rights Policy & Ethics Storage & Backup Share
  10. 10.  Data Management Checklist • This template is a good starting point for your data planning. It covers all the aspects of research data you will need to consider prior to starting your research project.
  11. 11.  What is Research Data? Research data is anything in any form that supports a research argument, theory, findings or conclusions. • • • • • • • Data files (SPSS, text, csv., xls, xml) Images Surveys Videos Transcripts Observations Measurements
  12. 12.  Management activities All activities necessary for creating well-managed data such as data organisation, security, curation, storage, backups and preservation, data sharing or publishing. Why you should care about it? • • • • Data is a valuable product of the research process Data can be difficult or impossible to reproduce Data can be lost Some funding bodies are requesting that data be made publically available • More journals are providing access to data associated with publications
  13. 13.  Research Data Storage Consideration Length of time storage required Technical obsolescence Impact of loss/failure Technical support Security issues
  14. 14.  Data Management Toolkit Guidelines
  15. 15.  Research Data Management Continuum
  16. 16.  Sustainability Keep up to date Set up alerts, RSS feeds… Seek help from the Library Build your research profile
  17. 17.  Collaboration • • • • • • • • Bond Personal Researcher Pages Conferences Organisations Online communities Social networking Workshops Share references Online communication tools
  18. 18. Summary of benefits Visibility • • • • • Get credit for your data collections Expand collaboration Allow for data re-use Increase citations Minimise risk of data loss
  19. 19. Discovery • • • • Improved discovery and exposure of your data Improved discovery and potential re-use of your data The ability to more easily replicate and build on your data Discover the data of other researchers more easily
  20. 20. Research Data Australia - RDA • Is an online portal for research data • Aims to increase the visibility of research data • Ensures that access to data continues to be managed by researchers • Join other Bond researchers and have your data showcased in RDA
  21. 21. e-publications@bond
  22. 22. Working With You • Talking with research staff and students to find out about and assist with research data management practices • Attending to all RDM queries through our dedicated mailbox researchdata@bond.edu.au • Improving the information toolkit to help assist staff with management of research data • Continuing showcase Bond University datasets by describing them in Research Data Australia and e-publications@bond
  23. 23. Thank you!

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