It is good research practice to complete such a data plan at the outset of your research project. The plan is a useful written record of all the likely issues that may arise in relation to your data. Completion of a research data management plan may be a requirement of your research funding body.
Basic research data management is required by the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. Compliance with the Code is already a requirement for ARC and NHMRC funding and is likely to be mandated by other funding bodies, government and research institutions in the near future.
For storage of Research Data while it it being collected, ECU staff should contact IT services while ECU higher degree students should place a request through their supervisor. Access to these files can be protected and limited.
ECU Records is able to provide archival storage of your Research Data.
If you need assistance with the Data Management Plan or in setting up Research Project Folders in Records (TRIM), please contact ECU Records and Archives Management Service or Heather Boyd, eResearch Coordinator email@example.com.
If you are considering making your research data open access, make sure that this is considered in Ethics and in your Data Management Plan. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.