RDP will assist you to manage research data throughout your research project, from start to finish.
Use the Setup your Project section of RDP to,
Use the Publish or archive data section of RDP to,
The RDP storage options are highly secure & mutli-encrypted. If you have any concerns, contact the University's ITS Service Desk
You are in control of who and how people access your data from start to finish.
Publishing open data is encouraged because it helps maximize the benefits of research effort. In some cases there are good reasons for the researcher to personally mediate data access or for research data to be kept private.
RDP supports all three cases - open, mediated and archived.(closed).
RDP has been designed to reduce the work required to deliver on your obligations to manage and securely store research data. RDP has been custom built for UTAS researchers and HDR candidates.
IMAS researchers should use the IMAS Data Portal
We designed RDP to be a good general purpose service for publishing research data but there may be good reasons to use a specialist data publishing platform. For example: IMAS researchers should use the IMAS Data Portal
We suggest you select the publishing platform that maximises the chances of someone finding your research (‘discoverability’). At times this will be a discipline specific repository, or one linked to a journal title. Contact Research.Librarians@utas.edu.au to find out more about external data storage options.
Yes, all UTAS HDR Candidates and researchers can quickly and easily create a DMP in RDP. Use the Export option to share the DMP with your colleagues, to attach to your Ethics or Funding applications. You can also print the DMP.
You will need to enter your own, and collaborators ORCID Identities in the "People" fields in RDP.
Contact your Research.Librarian@utas.edu.au
RDP supports all three sharing options depending on the type of data you are storing.
Open - An ‘open’ dataset can be found and downloaded by anyone.
Meidated - A ‘ mediated’ dataset can be found by anyone but they must request a copy.
Closed/ Archived - A ‘ closed’ dataset is securely stored but no one can find or download it.
For most researchers, you’ll be able to setup a best-of-breed storage solution in minutes without assistance from ITS. If you require more specialized support you can request this support from within RDP.
Yes. Making research data FAIR provides a range of benefits to researchers, research communities, research infrastructure facilities and research organisations alike. FAIR means:
If you have a version of a dataset that you would like to store in perpetuity eg because you have finished the research or would like to make a back up, you can choose to either:
The most important step is to make sure you write a detailed data description (metadata record). Potential users are unlikely to use your data if they are unsure about your methods and the quality of the data.
In the Related Information section of the RDP Dataset metadata record you can add related outputs including: Publications, Funding, Supplementary Files (i.e. methodology) or Online Resources.
You cannot retract a published or archived dataset.
If you need to update a published or archived record just publish a new version by cloning the original.
Published in error? Contact the ITS Service Desk ASAP!