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Researcher Essentials

Managing your research data throughout your project

Click here for information about managing your research data at the following stages:

  • Before the project starts
  • At the start of the project
  • During the project
  • Towards the end of your project

Publishing your research 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, Southern Cross Research Portal and Research Data Australia.

Research data that can be discovered, cited and re-used raises the profile of researchers and can create new collaboration opportunities.

The responsible management of research data is a requirement of any ARC and NHMRC research grant, and many journals. Both the ARC and NHMRC strongly encourage 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 Q1 journals.

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.

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

Depositing your research data

You can submit your data via Add Research Outputs after signing into your Southern Cross Researcher Profile to display on the Southern Cross Research Portal.

For more information contact the librarian team.

Finding and re-using research data