Data Storage and Management

Data Storage and Management

HDR candidates must attend this session at least once during the first 12 months of candidature (full-time equivalent).  

This workshop will introduce research HDR candidates to the emerging practice of eResearch and the impact that modern data-centric practices will have on all research disciplines. Funding agencies and institutions are now moving to require not only that the outputs of your research (e.g. papers) but also the primary research data that you use are made more openly available wherever possible. The motivations for this change in policy and practice are to do with data reusability and also ensuring data integrity.  As a result of these changes, research data management is becoming more important and concepts such as ‘metadata’ – data about data, licensing and IP ownership – are becoming more important for all researchers to understand.  The move to open data and systems is also resulting in entirely new forms of research being possible.  Generally available IT tools and open, discoverable data are creating new data centric approaches to research.

The Data Management workshop will cover:

  • An introduction to the research data management program at JCU;
  • Types of data and why research data management is important;
  • A framework for managing research data:
    • The Data Life Cycle
    • Data Management Plans
  • A practical exercise for creating a dataset record in the Tropical Data Hub; and
  • Group discussion and feedback.
CampusDateTimeRoom
TownsvilleWednesday 21 March 20181:00pm to 3:00pm002-101
TownsvilleWednesday 28 March 20181:00pm to 3:00pm002-107
TownsvilleWednesday 4 April 20189:00am to 11:00am002-107
CairnsWednesday 2 May 20189:00am to 11:00amB1-104
CairnsWednesday 5 September 20181:00pm to 3:00pmA1-013
TownsvilleWednesday 12 September 20181:00pm to 3:00pm17-033

Registrations open 6 weeks prior to the workshop date via CareerHub.

It is preferable that attendance at this workshop is face to face but if you are unable to attend for a particular reason you may complete the equivalent online module in LearnJCU. The module can be found in the Higher Degree by Research Organisation, in the Data Storage and Management folder. For information on how to access the organisation please refer to the Using CareerHub and LearnJCU guide.