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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.

Setting up sync client - External users

1   If you are an external collaborator who has been added to a project record, you may wish to access the project research data via a sync client instead of the UQRDM cloud. To do this, please first download the sync client by following the installation instructions, and then follow these instructions: 

Note: You should login with the same authentication method that you joined the record with. 


2   Once you are logged in, you will see a drop down menu with the options "Personal" and "Log out” at the top right . Select the "Personal" option.



3   On the configuration pane, choose the "Sync clients" option from the side menu. 



4   In the ‘Security’ section, under ‘App passwords’, please enter "RDM cloud sync" and then click "Create new app password." 


5   Take note of the username format and app password that is created, as you will not be able to retrieve these details later. Note: If you have forgotten your password you could always create a new app password and delete the old one at any stage.  ‚Äč



6   Open the NextCloud application, enter the server address: and click next. 



7   Follow the prompts and enter the username and password combination from the app password setup (in step 4). 



8   Then choose which project folders/subfolders to sync and where to sync. For most users the default options will suffice. In this case, everything is being synced and a folder for the sync will be made in the user's home directory. 



9   Click "Finish" to complete set up. 



10   Once set up, make sure you re-open the application and check that the project folder/s which you would like to sync to your desktop are ticked. Then click "apply".