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Tech Lab facilitates a collaborative environment to incubate the development of new partnerships between academic, industry and government.

What is a data record and why do I need one?

A data record is a record of the research data, whether primary or processed, to locate your research findings. It should include any documentation necessary to understand or reproduce your research, including code and any type of digital artefact. Only the Data Manager (DM) and First Named Chief Investigator (FNCI) or HDR Student Supervisor can edit the record, and it can only be viewed by UTS collaborators that are listed as Contributors.

There are many good reasons to create data records: the data is stored for many years, making it easier to find it again after any student or staff departures; eResearch manages it; and research integrity demands it, as does the UTS Research Management Policy. Furthermore, a data record is needed in order to create a data publication if you need to publish data.