Research Data Management

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Do you have permission to (re)use that data?

You’ve used a key dataset – and/or graphic representations (tables, graphs etc) of a dataset – to inform your research and you want to publish it/them in your thesis. The creator has made them publically available…but just because something can be downloaded from a website, doesn’t necessarily mean you can reproduce it in your thesis. […]

‘Data breaches – the new oil spills’: protecting research participants and their sensitive personal data

“If data is the new oil, then data breaches are the new oil spills”. This observation by blogger Frith Tweedie comes hot on the heels of news reports that the Ministry of Culture and Heritage mistakenly exposed the personal details of hundreds of young people online. The sensitive data, belonging mostly to teenagers, had been […]

Data Classification Framework – a traffic light system for understanding data at Massey

Protecting data has been at the forefront of my conversations recently.  Why?  The Data Management Policy, sits in my care.  It promises that in order to manage our data as an asset, that sources of data need to be identified, classified and assigned a Data Custodian.  Wow I thought!  It makes sense – in order […]

Research Data Management Initiative

The University is working to improve support and services for Massey University researchers in regard to the management of research data. A working group with cross-organisational membership (Research and Enterprise, ITS, the Library and academic representatives) was established in 2015 to investigate the problems being experienced, and to work out a plan for improving the […]

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