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Concluding in May 2012, the Seeding the Commons project (funded by the Australian National Data Service) contributed to ongoing improvement in the capture, management and discovery of research data at Deakin University.
The project described over 50 research data collections and made them available for viewing in Deakin University’s research repository, Deakin Research Online (DRO) (select Browse > Collections > Deakin University data collections).
The descriptions are harvested to Research Data Australia (RDA), a federally funded discovery service designed to connect Australian data, projects, researchers and institutions. The descriptions of Deakin research can be browsed here.
Although the Seeding the Commons Project has finished, the collection of dataset descriptions is continuing.
If you are a researcher who would like to know more, please contact the Library DRO Data team:
Phone: +61 3 5227 8231
For general information on research data and DRO, please see our online brochure
More information on the Seeding the Commons Project is available:Seeding the Commons Project overview
The Seeding the Commons at Deakin University Project ran from July 2011-May 2012 and was funded by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS).
The project aimed to improve the capture, management and discovery of research data at Deakin University.
The Project was the collaborative effort of the Library and Research Services Divisions and was managed through the Information Technology Programme Management Office. It reported to the IT Steering Committee - Research.Project purpose and activities
The project had the following key aims:
The information supplied to the ANDS Collections Registry provides content for the Research Data Australia webpages, and enables data collections to be counted in the Australian Research Data Commons.
The project identified over 50 key research data sets within strategic research areas.
Working with the researchers, identified projects and ANDS, the project:
If you are a Deakin researcher, you may be interested in contributing a description of your research data to Research Data Australia (RDA).
Library staff are working with Deakin researchers to provide descriptive metadata of Deakin research datasets to RDA, a set of web pages describing data collections produced by or relevant to Australian researchers.
RDA is designed to promote visibility of research data collections and to encourage their re-use.
Consider the following benefits that participation will bring to you:
Increase the impact of your research
The integrity of your research is recognised
Support future use
Improve opportunities for collaboration
You still retain control of your data
For further information and assistance, contact the Library DRO Data team:
Phone: +61 3 5227 8231
Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B