As a researcher at Western Sydney University, you have access to help with Data Management for your research project. Visit Data Management and Technology Planning or log a data management request via the ITDS ServiceNow Portal (opens in a new window)
Why is data management important?
Every researcher needs to be concerned with data management throughout the data life cycle and beyond. Through sound data management planning and implementation, a researcher can:
- Plan for end-to-end data management needs including computational and storage needs.
- Increase research impact by ensuring data is both preserved and citable.
- Ensure long-term access of data through well-described and retrievable data sets.
- Potentially make available data sets for reuse and/or future research projects and collaborations.
What will data management planning do for me?
Data management planning from the outset of a research project will help researchers plan for and articulate the following:
- Data to be produced
- Data documentation and metadata (data about the data)
- Data storage and security needs
- Ethics, copyright and Intellectual Property
- Access, sharing and reuse of data
- Data retention and disposal
- Preservation and archiving of data.