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Research Data Management

Managing and sharing the data that fuels research.

USC Research Data Management Plan and Secure Storage

USC researchers are required to complete a Research Data Management Plan prior to commencement of a research project.  The USC Research Academic Policy states that researchers must ensure research data and materials are managed and stored securely in accordance with relevant information privacy and records management legislation, University policy and procedures.

All members of the research team need to be engaged in the Plan preparation.  Your Research Data Management Plan should be stored as part of your research documentation alongside your research data and updated annually.

 

 

Instructions for completing the Research Data Management Plan:

  1. Download the Research Data Management PlanDownload button
  2. Complete all sections of the Plan.  At the beginning of your project you may not know all the details, so fill it out as best you can.  You will get opportunities to update it throughout your project.
  3. Send your completed Research Data Management Plan to research-repository@usc.edu.au.  This plan is to be reviewed and updated annually.

R Drive storage options

Getting started with a new project

  • Are you starting a new project that will involve research data collection?
  • Do you need a secure, approved storage location?

USC provides researchers with secure storage in the University's Research (R) network drive.  Access is open to all researchers and also to honours and HDR students.  

 

How to access R Drive:

All research projects, whether you require R Drive storage or not, require you to complete a Research Data Management Plan.  

  1. Download the Research Data Management Plan form and complete as per the instructions above.
  2. Complete all sections of the Research Data Management Plan (Note, at the beginning of the project you may not know all the details, so fill it out as best as you can.  You will get opportunities to update it throughout your project).
  3. Send the completed form to research-repository@usc.edu.au
  4. You will be notified when your R Drive storage location is available (usually takes about 5 working days).
  5. Access R drive off campus through http://files.usc.edu.au You may need to have initially accessed your R drive on campus.

If you have previously completed and submitted a Research Data Management Plan for your project and simply require R Drive storage allocation, please complete Part A of the Research Data Management Plan only for creation of your new R Drive project folder.  Indicate that you are only after R Drive storage allocation and that you have previously submitted a Research Data Management Plan in your email.

Need to modify user access to an existing R Drive storage folder

Once you have your R Drive storage location, you can add or remove other researchers, and assign them either read or read/write access to the files within the project folder.

 

If you already have an existing project folder and need to modify user access, you will need to complete and submit this form.

(If you are using Internet Explorer or Firefox, you may need to access the form via this URL: 
http://usc-au.libsurveys.com/R-Drive-modify-access

Need to add a restricted folder to an existing project folder?

If you already have an existing project folder and simply need to add a new restricted subfolder, complete and submit this form.

(If you are using Internet Explorer or Firefox, you may need to access the form via this URL: 
http://usc-au.libsurveys.com/R-Drive-new-restricted-folder

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