The Library’s Research Data Discovery Service provides the University of Tasmania research community with support for optimal and responsible research data management throughout the research lifecycle. From planning how to manage your research data for a pending project to registering your metadata in the VIVO repository for global discoverability, librarians can guide you through the process, requirements and opportunities.
Contribute dataset descriptions to VIVO–
Whether you have one dataset or many hundreds of datasets, you can submit data descriptions (metadata) to VIVO to promote your research, your research profile, your discipline and the University of Tasmania.
VIVO links researchers to their datasets, to associated research activities and outputs, to ResearcherID and ORCID and it meets requirements for sharing metadata on the national data portal, Research Data Australia (RDA).
Learn more about the benefits of publishing descriptions of your research data – http://utas.libguides.com/metadata
Before starting a new project or study, researchers must consider and document how their data will be managed, addressing issues such as security and storage, retention, ownership, access and discoverability and meeting requirements of institutional and national policies.
ARC funding rules now require researchers to articulate their plans for the management of data as part of the Project Description (Part C).
Download the template of appropriate elements for your Research Data Management Plan (DMP) (Word 28KB)
When the DMP is completed, retain it for your records, access it for reference, amend and share it as required.
- General data management enquiries, including requests for training and consultations – Senior Librarian, Research (Christine.Evans@utas.edu.au)
- Integrity and Ethics, including responsibilities under the UTAS Responsible Conduct of Research Framework and UTAS Management of Research Data Policy - Research Integrity Coordinator (Adele.Kay@utas.edu.au)
- VIVO record creation and database management, including metadata record publication and national metadata standards – Research.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Copyright, including research data ownership, licencing and other IP issues – Contact the Copyright Officer
- Data Storage enquiries – ITS Service Desk (email@example.com)
- To view your published metadata records (or to find others') – Research Data Australia (http://researchdata.ands.org.au)
- University of Tasmania Research Data Management Policy (PDF 278KB)
- Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
- Australian Research Council (ARC) Funding Rules
- National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Funding Rules
See the Research Data Management guide for detailed advice on reasons to practise sound research data management and the range of benefits that come from this.