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Digital Research Notebooks

Use Digital Research Notebooks, via the UQ Research Data Manager system, to organise, store, curate and share all your project's research or laboratory data including working documents, images, observations, and data in any format.

Request a notebook

DRNs can be provisioned for new and existing research projects via UQ Research Data Manager (UQRDM).

Watch Digital Research Notebook on UQRDM (YouTube, 2m11s):

Request a notebook for a new project

  1. Go to UQRDM and create a research project record, following the UQ Research Data Manager - set up a project instructions.
  2. Fill in the project record form, which will include a prompt to select and create a DRN.
    • Note: You can only request one DRN per project.

  1. Save and submit your project record form. This will initiate your request for a DRN.

If you are the owner of the project and creator of the DRN, you will receive an email from UQRDM advising that you have been granted access to the notebook. This should take approximately five to ten minutesDO NOT OPEN your new notebook until you have ACTIVATED your ACCOUNT - see "Activate your account'.


Request a notebook for an existing project

As the record owner or UQ lead:

  1. Go to UQRDM and click on the "My records" page - select the record that you wish to request a DRN for. Only the record owner and UQ lead will be able make this request
  2. Click on the "Request notebook" button, and follow the prompts.

This will initiate your request for a DRN, and you will receive an email from UQRDM advising that you have been granted access to the notebook for the relevant project. This should take approximately five to ten minutes.  DO NOT OPEN your new notebook until you have ACTIVATED your ACCOUNT - see below.