Research Data Collection

Managing your research data efficiently can help improve your research. The University of South Australia has a range of services designed to support researchers in the collection and reporting of data. These services provide opportunities for the reuse and sharing of research data, offering greater efficiency for researchers and better opportunities for collaboration.

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How do I record participant-based research data?

The University offers a variety of survey tools and other resources to record participant-based research data, and 'made-to-measure' custom software solutions can be developed by Information Strategy and Technology Services (ISTS) to meet specific requirements.


REDCapREDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. Whilst REDCap can be used to collect virtually any type of data, it is specifically geared toward supporting online and offline data capture for research studies and operations..




QualtricsQualtrics Research Suite is an advanced web-based survey tool with online survey collaboration features that make it easy for you to build branded online surveys.



How do I record information about my experiments?

The University of South Australia offers facilities for instrument operators to improve their experiment data management by capturing metadata describing experiments, including experiment duration, instrument settings and the location of the experiment data.