Answered By: ic @westernsydney.edu.au
Last Updated: Nov 23, 2022     Views: 3

Now that your project is underway, it's a great time to complete a Research Data Management Plan (RDMP) for this project.

Completing a RDMP is not only a requirement of the University's Research Data Management Policy but also best practice for maximising the long-term value of the data collected for this research.

  • If your grant was awarded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), it would be important to note they are committed to maximising the benefits of ARC-funded research, including ensuring greater access to research data. The ARC Research Data Management policy requires a detailed data management plan to be in place prior to the commencement of a project. A range of resources, including information and guides on the elements of data management and data management planning, can be found on the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) website.
  • If your grant was awarded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), it would be important to note their Open Access Policy acknowledges the importance of making research data publicly accessible and, therefore, strongly encourages researchers to consider the reuse value of their data and to take reasonable steps to share research data and the associated metadata arising from NHMRC-supported research. In addition, the NHMRC recommends developing a plan as best practice. 

If you need help with RDMP in ResearchDirect, submit a support request for research data management planning.

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