Managing research data

Manage, store, share and track your research data.

What is research data?

"Research data means data in the form of facts, observations, images, computer program results, recordings, measurements or experiences on which an argument, theory, test or hypothesis, or another research output is based. Data may be numerical, descriptive, visual or tactile. It may be raw, cleaned or processed, and may be held in any format or media."
QUT MOPP D/2.8 Management of Research Data.

Researchers are required to manage their research data and primary materials throughout the research lifecycle by addressing issues of retention, storage and recordkeeping, ownership, security, confidentiality and re-use.

Planning for the management of research data early in a research project can improve research efficiency, guard against data loss, enhance data security, and ensure research data integrity and replication.

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