Research Data Life-Cycle
This service kit will help you plan & create, organize & manage, access & share your research data during and after a project.
1. Data Creation and Deposit
At this stage of a research project, plan how you’ll manage the data (dealing with publishers’ data policies, best practices, etc.)
- Use this basic checklist for managing data
- Contact a Subject Librarian for help, coaching, or training workshops
- Use a Data Management Planning (DMP) tool to match your needs with Funder Requirements & Publisher Policies
2. Managing Active Data
The next stage may be to find a secure place to manage and share the data within your team.
DataSpace@HKUST can provide faculty a secure and private data workspace. You can easily invite a 3rd-party (non-HKUST) person to join you here.
Need data storage?
- Students (UG & PG) can use HKUST’s @Connect service. It provides 1TB of online personal file storage.
- Staff can use a range of ITSC’s document storage and sharing solutions.
3. Data Repositories & Archives
DataSpace@HKUST is not just a workspace. If you choose to publish your data it acts as a data repository. Then, with a persistent DOI link, other researchers can easily see and re-use your research data.
4. Data Catalogues & Registries
Data Citation is the practice of providing a reference to your datasets. It can enhance your research impact and get recognized by the research community.
To distinguish your scholarly activities from those of others with similar names, create and maintaining your unique and persistent researcher i.d.
At HKUST, all researchers use ORCID iD.
Attach it to all your articles, citations, datasets, research projects,& patents.
- It will establish clear ownership of your scholarly output,
- It will make your work more discoverable.
last modified 23 February 2017