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Archiving Research Data

Archiving your data will ensure continued access for you, or for others should you choose to publish or share your data. You can place your data in managed archival storage by creating a Data Record in Stash.

icon   Data Record - a record of the research data, whether primary or processed, used to reach your research findings. It should include any documentation necessary to understand or reproduce your research, including code and any type of digital artefact.

When should I archive?

Best-practice varies by discipline, but consider creating a Data Record:

  • After collection of primary or raw data, before further processing
  • After a publication is disseminated
  • After a project is complete

The archival advantage

  • Data records ensure that it will be easier to find your (or your student’s) data after long periods of time have elapsed.
  • Data Records are managed, according to your instructions, for an agreed minimum term.
  • Data records support responsible research and elevate research integrity, while at the same time satisfying the requirements of the UTS Research Management Policy

Specialist support:

For archival support involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research data contact the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive (ATSIDA).
For archival support involving geospatial data products covering Australian ecosystems contact the Plant Functional Biology & Climate Change Cluster (C3).