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UQ Research Data Manager

Provides information about how to use the UQ Research Data Manager (UQRDM) to store and manage research data for research projects.

Reasons why you might create a data management plan

It may be useful for a researcher or HDR student to create and export a data management plan for a project grant or ethics application, to address how research data will be managed during and shared after the project.

While there are no formal requirements for researchers that complete data management plans be submitted for assessment under the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), they are required to be in place prior to the commencement of the project.

The UQRDM system allows a researcher to provide this planning information, using the additional fields that are displayed once a record is active ( ie data storage has been provisioned).  



A researcher can then export this information and paste parts of it into a grant or ethics application where required, or use it as a simple data management plan to comply with funder guidelines.

See more information on completing the data management section for ARC applications.

Completing all the additional fields also gives you a central document to plan for, organise and manage all your  research data consistently.  This will save you time, improve efficiency and reduce the risk of data loss during the project.

How to export a data management plan

Both the record owner and UQ lead can export the information contained within a UQRDM record into a data management plan. Open your active record, click on the "Export data management plan" for the record that you wish to export. A separate page will open showing the PDF document.