Research Data and Primary Materials Policy


In accordance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, all data storage and management processes must be accessible, easy to use, affordable, auditable, flexible, sufficient and secure.

The University will provide centralised, accessible storage for digital (both born-digital and digitised) research data. The University also authorises the use of data management repositories that are regulated and curated by appropriate external organisations and agencies. Non-digital research data and primary materials must be stored and managed by the individual researcher, in accordance with this Policy.

RMO File No. 2014/4228
Policy custodian Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research)
Responsible policy officer Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Operations)
Endorsed by Academic Board on 4 November 2015
Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 9 November 2015
Related Policies University Contracts and Agreements Policy

University Intellectual Property Policy

University Records Policy

University Privacy Policy

NHMRC Values and Ethics: Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes

National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research

South Australian Aboriginal Health Research Accord

Australian Research Council Open Access Policy

National Health and Medical Research Council Open Access Policy

University IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy

University Information Classification and Protection Guidelines [draft]

University Third Party Hosting Security Guidelines [draft]

Tied Research Funds Policy [draft]

Financial Management of Tied Research Funds Procedures [draft]

Research Grants, Contracts and Consultancies Policy

Related legislation State Records Act
Effective from 1 January 2016
Review Date 31 December 2018
Contact for queries about the policy Executive Officer, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

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