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.

An example of a software solution recently developed by ISTS is the Public Health Research Data Management System.

Public Health Research Data Management SystemThe Public Health Research Data Management System is a 'made-to-measure' web-based data collection tool that facilitates data input, collection, reporting and extracts. It captures research participant data using fully customisable surveys and clinical data collection forms, and electronic data uploads from designated external data sources are automatically validated and uploaded to the system.

The research data can be presented in various reports or data extracts, allowing researchers to work collaboratively and efficiently by reusing and sharing this research data.


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.