Victoria University of Wellington encourages staff and student researchers to develop plans for managing research data early in a research project. This means creating a plan for documenting, storing, securing and preserving research data to ensure efficient access and use of data throughout a research project’s lifecycle, and to enable sharing, citing and publishing of research outcomes. Research data management (RDM) plans apply to research theses, individual and collaborative research projects undertaken within the University and with external researchers and organisations.
You can download the Victoria University of Wellington Research Data Management Plan (DMP) Checklist below and enter your plan details. You can update and add to the plan as a living document throughout your research.
Library staff are available to help you with this. Please contact Library Research Services to arrange an individual consultation.
Research data is collected, observed, recorded or created as part of an original research project and may include third party data (eg Statistics New Zealand datasets). Data may be:
Management of research data is important to ensure that data used, created or produced in your research is organised so it is securely stored and accessible by other researchers you may collaborate with. Some international research funding agencies and publishers require the use of Research Data Management Plans.
The FAIR data principles - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable, and the CARE Principles - Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, and Ethics, are useful to guide thinking and planning around the management of research data.
A Research Data Management Plan documents:
Developing a plan requires you to consider and make decisions about these issues before beginning a research project.
Benefits of a research data management plan include:
Support at Victoria University of Wellington includes:
Other relevant resources:
Who can I contact for assistance and information
Library - Library Research Services
Research Office - Research Development Advisors
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