Ongoing gives an overview of sharing and re-using your research data once your project is completed.

  • Before you start covers grant applications, the UQ Research Data Manager and ethics for research data management
  • During research looks at what you need to do to store and secure your research data during your project

2. Data repositories and UQ eSpace

Data repositories

Data repositories make it easy for you to publish information about your research data. You may choose to either publish the actual data within the repository or to provide only the metadata so that it is discoverable.

There are many data repositories available. They may be institutional (e.g. UQ eSpace), government, commercial or discipline specific repositories. Evaluate how a repository matches your requirements before you deposit your research data. Consider factors such as the repository's:

  • sustainability and ongoing funding
  • preservation policy or plan
  • audience
  • licensing and access arrangements
  • inclusion of appropriate metadata elements to ensure the discoverability of the data
  • policy on re-use of data and data citation.

There are also registries of research data repositories to help you find one that suits you. Start with Research Data Australia and Re3data.org.

UQ eSpace

UQ eSpace is the official institutional data repository for the University of Queensland.  This service allows you to publish and disseminate research data.

Adding datasets to UQ eSpace ensures your work is:

UQ eSpace also provides a number of licensing options for your work. Follow the UQ eSpace guide to:

  1. Create a record that outlines and describes your project's research data, making your work discoverable, and/or
  2. Upload your research data files for sharing and re-use.

UQ eSpace will mint a DOI for any research data you deposit, which can then be cited and your work attributed to you.

Publish a dataset with UQRDM and UQ eSpace

The Publish a dataset with UQRDM and UQ eSpace guide explains how to: