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An Overview of the Research Data Portal: The University of Tasmania’s first institution-wide digital data repository


Werkman, H and Magierowski, R and Charlesworth, J, An Overview of the Research Data Portal: The University of Tasmania's first institution-wide digital data repository, eResearch Australasia 2021 Conference, 11-15 October 2021, Virtual Conference, Online (Brisbane, Australia) (2021) [Conference Extract]



Late in 2019 the University of Tasmania launched its first institution-wide repository (the Research Data Portal, RDP) for archiving and publishing research datasets. This release was a significant advance in both the University’s research data security, and for the improvement of access to UTAS research data in line with FAIR principles: the RDP allows UTAS researchers to securely store datasets and it makes data discoverable through Research Data Australia’s (RDA) Search Portal. Researchers can control the level of access (‘open,’ ‘mediated,’ or ‘closed’), select a preferred Creative Commons licence to ensure that intellectual rights are appropriately protected, and every published record is permanently identified with a DOI. In late 2020, we added an online Data Management Plans module to the portal to cover user requirements from the beginning through to the end of a research project.

This presentation will provide a background to the creation of the RDP, describe some of its technical and user features, and some of the pitfalls on the path to rolling it out.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:University of Tasmania, Research Data Portal, research data repository, data publication, data storage, data security, data sharing, eReseach, digital services, FAIR
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Digital curation and preservation
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information services
Objective Field:Electronic information storage and retrieval services
UTAS Author:Werkman, H (Mr Harko Werkman)
UTAS Author:Magierowski, R (Dr Regina Magierowski)
UTAS Author:Charlesworth, J (Dr Jac Charlesworth)
ID Code:147000
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Research Performance and Analysis
Deposited On:2021-10-07
Last Modified:2022-04-26
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