(26 March 2013) The University of Adelaide Libraries has a new online research data service, DataConnect.
DataConnect is the university’s online system for capturing information about research data collections. DataConnect is built around three simple concepts: Capture, Cite and Connect.
University of Adelaide staff members will be able to capture a description of their research dataset or data collection on DataConnect. This includes information about the nature and extent of the data, how it has been collected or generated, where it is stored, who can access it and so on. Users will be able to add value to that record by citing the people and projects involved with the data. DataConnect will integrate with the university’s human resources system and research management system to retrieve this information. Finally, this information will be linked so that the connections between data, people and projects are visible; and the records will be published to a national data registry called Research Data Australia.
DataConnect will provide a record of research data, enable discovery and reuse of data where appropriate, and enable connections between researchers. As DataConnect grows it will provide greater exposure for research data outputs and strengthen compliance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.
DataConnect is managed by the University Libraries on behalf of the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research). For information on research data management, visit the Research Data Management LibGuide.
The complete announcement is here: http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/library/2013/03/26/dataconnect/