Research requires the collection of thousands of pieces of data, produced in multiple forms, and collected and stored over years. That collection needs to be secure and accessible at every stage of the research process. During research, it is never too late or too early to address most aspects of research data management. However, it is best to plan for data management before starting your project to avoid problems later.

Before you start gives an overview of what you need to consider for managing your research data, even before starting your project. 

  • During research has the next steps for storing, securing and analysing your research data during the project
  • Ongoing looks at sharing and re-using your research data once your project is completed

2. UQ Research Data Manager

The UQ Research Data Manager (UQRDM) has been designed to help you manage your project's research data from project conception, to the publication and dissemination of results.

Use our UQ Research Data Manager guide to quickly understand how to use the system.

UQRDM will:

  • provide you with storage for your project's research data
  • allow you to share and collaborate with colleagues
  • enable you to plan and manage your project's research data.

UQRDM can be used to:

  • organise all the relevant data and documentation relating to your project
  • ensure that you are compliant with institutional policies relating to data management
  • set up a data management plan for funders.

Digital Research Notebooks (DRNs) with UQRDM

Use Digital Research Notebooks (DRNs) with UQRDM. DRNs are a UQ wide digital solution that replaces paper based research notebooks and lab notebooks.

Provisioned via the UQRDM, it allows you to organise, store, curate and share all your project's research or laboratory data, including working documents, images, observations, and data in any format.