Research data management

University policy requires that all research projects have a Research Data Management Plan (RDMP). The policy applies to University staff, Masters by Research and PhD students and affiliates.

An RDMP will prompt you to consider what research data you will produce, how much data you will generate, where the data will be stored, if there are any ethical or privacy issues relating to your data, retention periods for data and what you will do with your data once the project is finished.

RDMPs are submitted online using the RDMP tool DashR (UniKey login). It is a good idea to use the RDMP checklist (docx, 50kB) prior to submitting your RDMP as this will help you think critically about your data. If you need any assistance with using DashR or have any questions about completing your RDMP, please email .

The Research Data Management website provides information about University resources available to assist with data storage and access, organising and documenting data, and establishing any rights to future use of data and published material. For upcoming information and training sessions, see workshops provided by the University Library or Sydney Informatics Hub.