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Research Data Management Guide: Showcase your data

This guide aims to provide information and resources to support best practice in managing research data at Charles Darwin University (CDU).

Research Data Australia

Research Data Australia (RDA) is a discovery service designed to provide rich connections between data, projects, researchers and institutions, and promote visibility of Australian research data collections in search engines.

CDU researchers can upload descriptions of their data and related data files through the Self Submission Portal of the CDU eSpace repository and these records will be fed to Research Data AustraliaDatasets that are uploaded with the metadata records can be assigned a persistent identifier (DOI) to facilitate easy and stable citation. 

Uploaded data files can be assigned an embargo period or made available only by mediated access in cases where immediate open access is not appropriate. These metadata records and attached files are stored in the eSpace's DATASETS AND PRIMARY RESEARCH MATERIALS collection. 

How to showcase your data through RDA

If you have a data collection that could be described and showcased through RDA, please email or navigate to the Self Submission Portal in the CDU eSpace repository.

Library staff are available to discuss your research and the information needed to create a record on RDA.  

As the owner of the research materials you will be able to determine the level of access clients can have.  Please refer to the 'sharing data' tab for more information about access options.
It is the University’s aim that having datasets described on RDA becomes business as usual for CDU researchers.

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