Data Management Plans

Working with eResearch@Flinders staff, Data Management Plans may be created to support a new funding application, at the beginning of a project, or to formalise procedures once a project is underway.

The process includes bringing together information about:

  • the project that will generate or collect the data
  • people involved in the project
  • requirements related to the data (size, file type, access, security, retention)
  • sensitivities related to the data (ethics, commercial, cultural)
  • ownership, licensing and intellectual property

Click here to see our data management planning FAQs .

Data Sharing and Citation

eResearch@Flinders can provide the means to describe research datasets and make the information available via Research Data Australia .

This makes research datasets more visible, easier to locate and more likely to be reused by other researchers. A full record in Research Data Australia also provides enough information for datasets to be cited in publications.

You might like to take a look at existing Flinders dataset collection records in Research Data Australia or the checklist we have developed for the kinds of information that can be included in a useful record.

Want to know more about data sharing and citation? Take a look at:

Timothy Smith's article in The Conversation

Australian National Data Service Information on Data Citation

Our data sharing and citation FAQs

Data Archiving and Open Access Options

If you wish to make your data available to other researchers, eResearch@Flinders can help with storage options. Whether you wish to make the data available for sharing (ie, the creator of the data approves access to other researchers) or open access (ie, the data is available for immediate download), your data may be eligible for inclusion on purpose built storage at eResearch SA or at Flinders

For more information, see our data storage FAQs