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Email email@example.com for advice on data management and using the Tropical Data Hub (TDH) Research Data repository
Call Clair Meade (Research Data Coordinator, Library & Information Services) on 07 4232 1220
Contact IT Helpdesk with questions regarding data storage so they can direct to ICT Services, eResearch or the Library as required
Drop into Hacky Hour (F2F or virtual) for friendly, informal help with research/IT from the eResearch Centre
Archive and share your completed data:
The Tropical Data Hub (TDH) Research Data Repository
Research Data Repository
JCU HDR students and researchers should archive their completed data in the Tropical Data Hub (TDH) Research Data repository. This includes:
completed HDR (Higher Degree by Research) data
data associated with publications or funded projects
significant data or data with potential re-use value
We can support researchers submitting manuscripts for publication by providing embargoes and private links to data for peer reviewers, if required
JCU researchers may also use the Tropical Data Hub to describe data held in other repositories (such as Dryad and GenBank) and link to these datasets. This increases their visibility and ensures they are harvested by Research Data Australia and the Research Portfolio site
You will need to:
2. Upload your data (<100MB) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help transferring and storing larger datasets e.g. using CloudStor FileSender
If you indicate on the ‘Rights’ tab that access is restricted or conditional, attached files will be moved to the private section of the Tropical Data Hub where there is no public access. The data librarian will contact you to discuss. See the controlled access section of the Toolkit to explore the options available.
Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) Twitter Timeline
Research Data Management Training
Browse the Toolkit Contents to locate specific resources that support the different stages of the research data management lifecycle. See this list for general data management resources and subject-specific training materials:
ANDS Guides and Resources
A very extensive collection of guides and resources related to data and data management, developed by the Australian National Data Service.
ANDS 23 (research data) Things
Self-directed learning program developed by ANDS, Nectar, RDS. The resources and learning activities are useful for anybody who wants to know more about research data. Each 'Thing' has a choice of three activities: Getting started, Learn more or Challenge me. This program has been very popular in Australia/NZ and has attracted international attention. It has been adapted by specific subject domains, for example:
10 medical and health research data Things
Developed by ANDS, Nectar, RDS. Activities explore issues surrounding the management of research data, specifically for people working with medical, clinical and health data.
10 Eco Data Things
Developed as part of the EcoCloud (http://www.ecocloud.org.au/) project. For people working with ecological data.
10 Marine Science Things
Developed by Edith Cowan University, for researchers working with marine science data.
DataONE learning materials
Includes data management modules (licenced under CC0), webinars, best practice guidelines and data stories (vignettes) highlighting challenges and successes in data management
Curating Research Data. Volume One: Practical Strategies for Your Digital Repository
Comprehensive guide to strategies and best practices for digital repositories. Explores a range of topics that address key challenges for repositories, such as meeting data funder policies, data reuse, and outreach services. By Lisa R. Johnston, ed., for the Association of Research Libraries. Chicago, Ill.: American Library Association, 2017.
Curating Research Data, Volume Two: A Handbook of Current Practice
This second volume sets out the steps for curators to follow for the ingestion, curation, and preservation of data into digital repositories.
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