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Research Data Management

UofA Research Data Policy

The policy mirrors the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2007.

The main points are

  • All research data and primary materials now need to be stored in a University-approved, accessible, secure and identified location
  • The final data relating to a scholarly output must be deposited in an appropriate data-store, with the data location recorded in Figshare, the University's online digital repository.
  • Final data must be made freely available under Creative Commons licence CC-BY, unless there is a reason not to do this, eg patient confidentiality
  • Data Management Plans are required for all externally and internally funded research
  • Data Management Plans for external research will be stored in an online portal (in development 2018)
  • all Higher Degree by Research students will submit Data Management Plans at 6 months, and on final thesis submisson

Australian Code

Grant funders and data

Key contacts

For research support services at the University of Adelaide, visit the following websites.