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Study Skills

Biological Sciences Libraries Research Skills Series: Getting started with Research Data Management

Getting started with Research Data Management

Reflection exercise - Data Management Plans

Session resources 

Links to resources mentioned in session

More information from the University of Queensland Australia about effective file-naming practices.

Further information about University's Data Security Classifications & Guidelines.

A useful comparison of the various cloud services that the University Information Services current support, including Microsoft's OneDrive, Google Drive via GSuite, and Dropbox Business.

Detailed information of the various specialist research data storage options available through the University as well as further information about the Clinical School's Secure Data Hosting Service (Safe Haven).

Access DMPOnline (Data Management Plan online tool) from the Digital Curation Centre. Remember you can log in with your Raven to use the tool!

Get further advice when submitting a DMP as part of a grant application with the Data Management Plan Support Service from the Office of Scholarly Communication.

Explore Apollo, the University's institutional repository. Quick tip - to submit any data or articles to Apollo, you will need to use the Symplectic Elements service to do so. If you have a big data set, check in with the Research Data Management Team first to discuss options.

Other useful links and resources

Reference Manager Software

We recommend Zotero for managing your academic literature references, especially when writing a literature review. With cloud storage to backup your library, it works on most operating systems and has functionality to work with editing tools such as LaTeX. 

Other tools exists such as EndNote and Mendeley.

Other dataset repositories

dryad logo

DRYAD - provides a general purpose home for a wide diversity of data types, including Biological Sciences

figshare - an open access repository where researchers can preserve and share their research outputs

re3data logo - global repository of research data repositories from different academic disciplines, including Life Sciences

Zenodo logo

Zenodo - open access repository developed by the European OpenAIRE program and operated by CERN

Software/coding repositories

Octocat GitHub logo

GitHub - cloud-based platform for developing code and managing version control. Great for collaborating with others!


BitBucket logo

BitBucket - another cloud-based platform for collaborative code development and storage. Uses Git as the underlying system, like GitHub!

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