Research data management

Effective management of research data is vital to the success of your project. The Library can assist with planning your research project from the outset by creating a Data Management Plan, assisting you to secure storage for your research data, provide advice with where to publish and how to make your research publications and research outputs/data openly available and citable.

Taking the time at the beginning of your research to put in place clear, considered, easy to follow data management procedures is critical. Ultimately, this will improve the efficiency, protection, quality and exposure of your data.
The Research data management guide demonstrates how to effectively organise, store, back up, share and access your data.

Data management planning

My Data Management Plan (myDMP) is an easy-to-use self-service facility that allows researchers to generate their own data management plans and self-deposit metadata (descriptive information) about a project that is not already in the University's research system (Research Master).

Common uses of myDMP include research staff creating Data Management Plans to support funding applications for their projects and postgraduate research students creating Data Management Plans to outline the data planning for their thesis.

Data Access Portal

The UniSA Data Access Portal showcases a range of open access research collections and datasets developed or collected by UniSA. The Portal also highlights research projects and publications related to the available collections and datasets, and facilitates a variety of searches by researcher, organisation, discipline and keyword.

Research collections and datasets available through open access can be freely downloaded and used to support your research in line with the terms of the licence under which they are made available.

AskResearch

AskResearch provides resources and services for researchers including information about:

  • Research outputs
  • Global collaboration
  • Researcher profiles
  • Establishing and managing your project
  • Research data management
  • Research tools and services
  • Funding opportunities
  • Research degree supervisors
  • Developing research expertise