(20 Feb 2023) Australia now has a national framework for institutional research data management (RDM), which can help universities and research organisations create a data-rich institutional approach to research.
To help institutions address the challenges around RDM, the ARDC has partnered with 25 Australian universities in the Institutional Underpinnings program to:
- facilitate a more cohesive, collaborative approach to RDM across Australia’s universities and research institutions more generally.
- support an overall uplift in their RDM capability in line with the responsibilities outlined under the Australian code for the responsible conduct of research.
This joint effort culminated in a national framework for institutional RDM. Highlighting 19 elements essential for RDM, 9 of which were identified for immediate action, the framework helps institutions:
- design RDM policy, procedures, infrastructure and services
- improve coordination of RDM within and between institutions.
The framework is intended specifically for Australian universities to use but may be useful to other research institutions. It provides an institutional-level perspective and was informed by key stakeholders across relevant business units at each university.
Find out more about the framework here.