ARDC has intentionally left the definition of research data open to be as inclusive as possible. Research Data Australia accepts records of data that are considered to be important to the Australian research community, rather than to an established definition of what constitutes research data.
Generally speaking, however, ARDC does not encourage information concerning journal articles and monographs. This is because they are generally well-described elsewhere and available either through commercial publishers or open access. ARDC is, however, keenly interested in these as ‘related information’ for research data.
The ARDC business plan says, ‘Research publications are not included within the scope of ANDS but files, images, tables, databases, models, computer outputs, and similar digital representations are included’.
NHMRC acknowledges the importance of making data publicly accessible.
NHMRC encourages data sharing and providing access to data and other research outputs (metadata, analysis code, study protocols, study materials and other collected data) arising from NHMRC supported research.
The NHMRC have aligned their approach with Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (ACRCR) which states that: “Research data should be made available for use by the other researchers unless this is prevented by ethical, privacy or confidentiality matters.”
For more information on NHMRC data sharing requirements.
The ARC has followed suit by encouraging researchers conducting ARC funded research to follow the ACRCR stipulations.
We acknowledge the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Kulin Nation (Melbourne campuses), the Eora Nation (Sydney campus) and the Yulara/Yugarapul and Turrbal Nation (Brisbane campus) who are the traditional owners of University land. As we share our own knowledge practices within the University, may we pay respect to the deep knowledge embedded within the Aboriginal community and recognise their ownership of Country.