Services and support for University of Newcastle research staff and students are offered across a number of units including Research Services, IT Services and the Library.
Research Data Australia is a national web portal containing descriptions of research data sets and collections and associated researchers. This service provides information to link users to the data; rich descriptions; information on any access conditions or restrictions; availability of the data and/or details of a primary contact person for the data. Research Data Australia is intended to profile research activity in Australia and is a platform for connecting researchers with research data so as to promote data sharing and re-use.
Library staff are available to help researchers wishing to create and contribute a citable profile for their research datasets or collections. The profiles contain rich metadata descriptions to enable global discovery, potentially connecting researchers and furthering discoveries and promoting collaboration opportunities. Library staff can construct the profile on behalf of the researcher who has final approval prior to publication.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss profiling and describing your research data.
The Library in conjunction with Research Services is available to provide advice on research data management planning. The Research Data Toolkit has been developed as a resource for researchers and contains guides on many aspects of research data management across the data lifecycle from planning to archiving.
The Library can also provide support to publish datasets that underpin journal publications. Some journals require that supporting data is deposited in an open access repository prior to publication. NOVA is the University of Newcastle's institutional digital repository and can assist with central storage, management and access to research related outputs including small static datasets for University of Newcastle affiliated staff and students.
The University of Newcastle's Research Data Storage (RDS) facility provides for the secure storage of research data for University of Newcastle researchers. To apply for storage space on this facility, please read the Research Data and Materials Management Guideline and complete the application form to request storage.
Research Support Services, Library
Research Data Support
Email your enquiry to: email@example.com
Alan Hales - Manager Research Compliance, Integrity and Policy, Research Integrity Unit
Phone: +61 498 54269
Academic and Research Computing Support (ARCS), is responsible for supporting the specialised computing needs of researchers, academic staff and higher degree research students of the University of Newcastle.
Additional Resource Guides for File formats
UK Data Archive. Managing and sharing Data (file formats p. 11.)
DDC. Digital Curation Manual. File Formats.
Selecting file formats for long term preservation. The National Archives. 2008
Library of Congress. Sustainability of File formats
National Library of Australia. Preserving Access to Digital Information
Cambridge University. (2011).Common Image Formats: what to use when.
JISC Digital Media (2011).Still images, moving images and sound advice.
File Formats – Working Level. ANDS Guide
PDF Files for long term preservation
A format for digital preservation of images. A study on JPEG2000 File robustness.
DLib Magazine. July/August 2008. Vol. 14, number 7/8.