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Research Data Management Toolkit

This guide provides information about research data management and the Research Data JCU platform

Overview: Contents

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Need to plan your research project, establish an archival Data Record or create a Data Publication in Research Data JCU?

Jump over to the Research Data JCU pages to find out how!

Introduction to RDM


What is Research Data?

The Research Data Management Lifecycle 

(a data management snafu)


Why Manage and Share your Research Data?

(thinking about sharing your data?)

The Benefits of Data Management and Sharing Data

Data Sharing: Overcoming the Barriers


The Ethical and Legal Framework

Introduction: The Ethical and Legal Framework

Ethics and Research Integrity

Intellectual Property and Confidentiality


Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

Governance and the Australian Code

Governance: Why Managing your Data and Information is Important

Research Assets

Breaches of the Code


Funders and FAIR Data

Introduction: Funders and FAIR Data

Australian Research Council

National Health and Medical Research Council

Data Sharing Frameworks and FAIR Data




word cloud illustration around the word 'data'("data" by CyberHades is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.)


This guide draws on content developed by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and Australian National Data Service (ANDS), the UK Data Service, other university libraries who have shared their work via the LibGuides community and the eResearch Centre at JCU. Their work is gratefully acknowledged.

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