Data Ready

La Trobe University

Data publication

Data Ready
La Trobe University

Data publication

Data Ready
La Trobe University

Data publication

Data Ready

Publishing your research data

Follow the steps below to publish your research data through the La Trobe University repository.

  1. Contact the ResearchTeam to organise a meeting with them to discuss publication of your research data.
  2. Collect as much of the following information as you can about your data:
    • Title for dataset(s)
    • Description of the dataset(s)
    • Time period over which data was collected
    • Geographical locations in which data was collected
    • URLs to related publications; for example, journal articles or books referencing the data)
    • People involved in the research project:
      • Chief Investigator(s)
      • Partner Investigator(s)
      • Primary Contact
      • Collaborators
    • Field of Research Codes for your project
    • Socio-Economic Objectives for your project
    • Type of Research Activity. One of:
      • Applied Research
      • Experimental Research
      • Pure Basic Research
      •  Strategic Basic Research
    • Number and type of data files.
    • Combined size of all files in Megabytes (Mb) or Gigabytes (Gb)
    • Funding Body (for example: NHMRC, ARC)
    • Grant Identifier/Number
    • Whether access to the data is to be publicly accessible, mediated or private.
    • License under which the data is to be published.
  3. Email this information to the ResearchTeam.
  4. The Research Team will create a draft Research Data Collection Record using the information you have provided.
  5. When you meet with the Research Team, they will:
    • go through the collection record and in consultation with make any necessary amendments.
    • copy your research data to the Repository Store.
  6. Following the meeting your collection record -- the record describing your research data set(s) -- will be published in ResearchOnline, the University's Institutional Repository system. Publication will include:
    • creation of a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This DOI will associate the data with you as its creator (or whomever you have specified as the creator(s))
    • a link to your research data (as stored in the Repository Store)
    • a persistent URL to the research data record (ensuring the collection record remains active and that the link-reference does not become a dead link
  7. Once published you will be emailed the persistent URL of your collection record. Using this you can inspect the published record and access your research data through it.