10 Sports Science Data Things: Overview

About this guide

10 Sports Science Data Things is a self-paced learning program that provides an opportunity to explore issues surrounding management of research data, specifically for research students/researchers working with sports science data. 

The activities in this learning program contribute to you completing your own data management plan and help you better manage your data.

Why Sports Science? Victoria University has a strong reputation in this field and is known for producing high impact research. Much of this research is data intensive and aims to solve big picture, real-world problems and to forge partnerships with government and industry.

The Library seeks to engage with researchers around data which, through better management, can help them maximize the value of their research.

VU sport researchers interviewed for Catalyst (ABC TV)

Why is it that some people respond better to training than others? Are you a sprinter or a marathon runner? A new study conducted at Victoria University into the genetics of fitness may have the answers. Dr Maryanne Demasi takes the test.

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Sports Science researcher profile

Associate Professor Nir Eynon

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PhD with Distinction (Portugal), M.P.E (Israel), BEd (Israel)
Australian Research Council Early Career Fellow (DECRA) / Senior Lecturer
Nir uses Large scale physiological data (omics e.g. transcriptomics, metabolomics); descriptive physical data e.g. heights, weights, ages; smaller scale biophysical measurements e.g. blood glucose, blood lactate, muscular strength, power, force in his research.

Better research through richer data assets

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Research data collections may become more valuable over time or in new contexts, but this does not happen by chance. Research data are increasingly being seen as an asset in their own right. This guide will provide guidance on adding value to the data you collect as part of your research project.

How can I work through these 'things'?

  • All 'things' have several activities. You can pick and mix from the activities to suit your interests.
  • You can do as much or as little of the 'things' and activities as you want to do, or need to know.
  • Some of the activities are intended as an introduction to a topic, and some delve a little deeper. Choose what interests you and suits your experience.
  • You can work through activities on your own at your own pace, or in a group.

Other discipline specfic 'things'


10 Ecological Things (link) pdf

10 Medical & Health Research Data Things (link)

10 Astronomy Things (link) pdf

10 Marine Science Things (link) pdf

23 (research data) Things (link)

NB: all the above resources are available to reuse under a CC-BY licence.

This program was developed from the 23 (research data) Things program and the extensive ANDS resources and materials related to research data management and re-use. More information on ANDS resources below:

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