Research data management

Importance of research data management

Well planned and managed research data will have many benefits:

  • It can demonstrate the integrity, research efficiency and effectiveness of your research.
  • You can experience citation benefits and potential collaboration when your Open Access data is made available in institutional repositories.
  • Well curated data can open up collaboration and funding opportunities.

Research Data Management (RDM) is a recommendation of the Australian Code for Responsible Conduct of Research. It is also required by many funding bodies.

Charles Sturt has established an RDM policy which requires all active research projects (whether funded externally or not) to have a RDM Plan.

More information

Find out more about the importance of research data management from the team at RWTH Aachen University in Germany.

This video covers the following topics about RDM:

  • Security.
  • Visibility.
  • Reusability.
  • Availability.

Your guide to research data management

This guide provides a wide range of information to support researchers and higher degree research candidates. It will help you  plan, manage, publish and deposit research data in an appropriate institutional storage or archives.

See the RDM guide

The what how and why of data management planning

This short video presents a concise overview of the composition of a typical Research Data Plan.

The Charles Sturt Research Data Management Plan template

This template has been created to help researchers develop an RDM plan. The template also contains advice on data storage options as well as where to get help.

Access the template


The library also offers in-depth training sessions on a range of topics. You can either watch a recorded session or enrol in one of our workshops.

Register for workshops

You can find a list of all the professional development (PD) events and sessions in this calendar.

Watch recorded workshops about research data management

You can watch recorded sessions from our online workshops.