Monash data requirements and tools

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Data management

Monash has a data management section on their website with lots of information about data management including checklists for researchers and students.


Data storage and publishing

Bridges is the tool used to store and share data, as well DOIs can be created for the datasets. This was previously known as monash.fighsare, it was renamed in early 2020Storage is limited initially to 10 Gb but you can request more. You will need a staff Monash username and password and staff email account to use monash.figshare. All graduate research students can apply for a staff account through their supervisors.


When you leave

“ ... If the project has been set up with group allocation of storage, the ownership of files uploaded by a project member will transfer to the project manager allowing the project manager full access to modify the files.

If the project has been set up with individual allocation of storage, the ownership of the files stays with the project member meaning they take their files with them when they leave the project. ... The figshare administrators advise is to always set up a group project, if you can, rather than an individual one. This is as also the advantage that you can still use your individual one for other files as well as making it easier to be allocated more resources. I'm assuming (but I need to verify this) that anything which is "published" and has a DOI assigned will still be available, although you might not be able to manage it yourself.


e-research services

VicNode is a joint venture between Monash University and The University of Melbourne on behalf of all Victorian universities aimed at providing storage, sharing and long-term retention of research data for all researchers. They use the Mediaflux serviceto manage data You can check more information and keep updated on similar services visiting the Monash eResearch Centre .