Best practice data guidelines for researchers

 

These best practice guidelines are aimed at Griffith University researchers (including Higher Degree by Research students). The guidelines:

  • expand on the Griffith University Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research in relation to specific aspects of research data management
  • outline practical steps that researchers can take, and
  • highlight enabling technology, advisory services and professional development opportunities.

These guidelines are recommendations rather than mandatory standards. They target areas in which more detailed advice could lead to sustainable changes in research practices and the provision of further research support services should be considered. 

As a researcher, you are responsible for efficiently and responsibly carrying out your research and for communicating the results of research effectively. Good data management can save you time and give you peace of mind that your data is not at risk. If you are not subject to commercial or ethical restrictions, you can also increase your research profile by including data outputs as part of your dissemination strategy.

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