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Data description questionnaire for submitting your data to ePublications@SCU.

Publishing data

Southern Cross University recognises the need for responsible research data management and meeting the requirements of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. Research datasets and data collections are showcased through the University's repository, ePublications@SCU and Research Data Australia

Evidence is emerging that research data that can be discovered, cited and re-used raises the profile of researchers and can create new collaboration opportunities. Listen to our  Podcast Destination Research: SCU's Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie talks about her experiences of the various stages of research data management.

Both the ARC and NHMRC are “strongly encouraging” open access, not only to research outputs but also, to research data. This follows a global trend that has been adopted in the UK, the EU and across many high impact publications, such as PlosOne. The responsible management of research data is a requirement of any ARC and NHMRC research grant.

Data collections do NOT have to be publicly accessible via the Internet. We recognise that legal, ethical, and commercial restrictions apply to many data collections, and that access could require a password, direct contact with the researcher, and in some cases even applying to the ethics committee or the governing group for the project.

However it is possible to describe your data - without making it openly available. View an example of a restricted dataset here.

Your librarian will talk to you about some different levels of access and will consider legal, ethical and commercial restrictions. If you ARE willing and able to share your data, please proceed to our data description questionnaire

Deposit your data

This short questionnaire will assist our ePublications@SCU team to generate a suitable record in our institutional repository and Research Data Australia.

Data Collection Description to submit your data to ePublications@SCU.

To view examples of datasets currently in the repository please click here

For more information contact your librarian

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