A Research Data Management Plan is a document that describes how you will collect, organise, manage, store, secure, back up, preserve and share your data during and beyond the project lifecycle. It deals with matters such as
Why should I create a data management plan?
A data management plan can:
A plan allows you to document your strategy for managing your research data. It reflects your data management decisions and can also be used to record questions and items for action. It's a living document and can be updated as your project develops and your data management strategy is refined.
The University recognises that Research Data Management Plans are an integral part of best practice in Research Data management. Research Data Management Plans are required for submission of competitive research grant applications including the ARC and the NHMRC. All Research Projects should be accompanied by a Research Data Management Plan (ACU Data Management Policy Revised 01/06/2017).