The La Trobe University Research Data Management Policy sets out the university's expectations when a researcher leaves the University - see section (46):
- When a researcher leaves La Trobe they must ensure custodianship of their data is transferred to an appropriate researcher as determined by the Head of School or other organisational unit. All original data must remain at La Trobe, unless otherwise agreed with the researcher or the researcher's new organisation (if any) covering the ownership and storage of the materials.
The Research Employee Exit Checklist on the staff intranet is also directly pertinent. Section Three - Research Materials and Data sets out the following requirements around research data:
- All research data has been stored, recorded, transferred or disposed of correctly as required by Research Data Management Policy, Research Data Retention and Disposal Policy, Records Management Policy, funding requirements and pertinent legislation.
- A record has been made of where my catalogued material is stored
- I have notified the relevant ethics and biosafety committees of my departure and all reporting or other outstanding requirements have been met as required by University Human Ethics Committee / College Human Ethics Sub-Committee
Before leaving the University you should also consult the documents linked below.