Edith Cowan University
Office of Research and Innovation / Library Services Centre
Edith Cowan University (ECU) is one of twelve Australian universities striving to create world-class research capacity and capability through investment in the Collaborative Research Network (CRN) project. The CRN project at ECU aims to accelerate the growth of research activity in four key areas: Health, Education, ICT, and Environment. These areas align to both the Australian Government’s National Research Priorities and ECU’s strategic research plan. Managing eResearch data is essential, especially within a CRN to ensure the maximum benefit is achieved from the investigations. Currently, there is no set model to follow. Normally an institution will establish its own policy and procedures which are applicable to their researchers and data. However, this causes difficulties for researchers sharing data across a collaborative network as policies and procedures may differ. The CRN project will create a significant amount of new data and it is imperative that this data is managed so that it is secure, accessible and usable. Consequently, research data management policies, procedures and technical solutions are being developed to support this process.