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Research Data Management Toolkit

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

Overview: Research Data JCU

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Research Data JCU is an integrated data management platform which supports the research lifecycle, from planning research projects (RDMPs), to establishing Data Records, and creating Data Publications.

Using the platform will help you to maximize the efficiency and integrity of your research, increase your visibility and impact and comply with requirements from funders, publishers, the national Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and the JCU Code.

The following diagram outlines the Research Data JCU workflow and how it relates to your research data management practices.
Metadata flows from one stage to the next saving you double-entry e.g. if you have an RDMP (1) it will auto-fill your archival Data Record (2) which in turn auto-fills any Data Publications (3) you create from it.

Research Data JCU Lifecyle Workflow

The  management of research assets (any data and information that supports the integrity of a research output) extends beyond the life of the project to include formal data archiving and disposal of data post-project. Management of these research assets is of critical importance and is the responsibility of both the researcher and the institution (JCU) as shown in the Research Data Asset Lifecycle.

Module 1 of the Management of Data and Information in Research series of training videos includes an overview of data management (including many of the topics covered in the Toolkit) and introduces HDR candidates and researchers to the Research Data JCU platform:

These modules are part of the RD7003 Compulsory Workshops for HDR Candidates and can also be accessed via the Higher Degree by Research Students Organisation on LearnJCU. Completion of a short quiz on LearnJCU is required.

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