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Research Data Management Toolkit: Help and Training

This guide provides information about research data management and the Tropical Data Hub (TDH) Research Data repository

Need more help?

  • Email 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

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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:
1. Access the researcher dashboard and add a new 'JCU Research Data Record" to describe your data. See the User Guide and/or the tips on writing data descriptions in the Toolkit
2. Upload your data (<100MB) or contact 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.

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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:

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