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UofA Data management plan template

  • Researchers - Attach your Data Management Plan in PDF format to the Research Funding Acceptance Form (RFA) in Research Master
  • Research students - DMPS are only required if you commenced your research canditature in January 2016 or later. Send your Data Management Plan in PDF format to the Graduate Centre along with your Research Proposal at the six-month stage, and send your final plan to the Graduate Centre at the end of your candidature

If you have questions, discuss with your supervisor or colleagues, check the other pages in this guide or complete the online course Managing your Research Data.

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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 the University metadata store -
  • 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

Manager, Research Data

Key contacts

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