Research Data Manager (RDM)

About RDM

The Research Data Manager (RDM) system is a robust, world-leading system designed and developed here at UQ. RDM has pioneered and adopted the highest standards of excellence in research data management. It provides, for the first time, the means for all UQ researchers and their collaborators to ensure their research data is managed in line with best practice. The European Commission report "Turning FAIR into Reality" cites UQ's RDM as an exemplar of, and approach to, good research data management practice.

RDM provides the UQ research community with a collaborative, safe and secure large-scale storage facility to practice good stewardship of research data. RDM facilitates collaboration across the entire UQ research community, external research institutions, and industry partners.

The benefits of RDM

RDM provides UQ with an integrated data management system covering the entire research data lifecycle. It offers seamless provisioning of easily accessible, secure and sharable data storage in real-time, and enables publication of datasets into UQ eSpace. RDM will facilitate linking publication records and datasets, and will provide a mechanism for the storage and retrieval of archived data.

RDM will ensure that research data:

  • remains accurate, authentic, reliable, and complete,
  • retains integrity and improves the reproducibility of research,
  • is secure, minimising the risk of data loss,
  • can be reused, enabled by collecting critical metadata early,
  • is available in accordance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and the FAIR guiding principles, and
  • meets requirements of funders, journals, and regulatory bodies.

RDM Guides