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Resource for Data Management Policy/Procedure:

https://eresearch.jcu.edu.au/tdh (SC23)

Research Data Management

Projects

Edgar aims to show current and future species ranges for Australian birds under multiple climate change scenarios. However, many steps must be completed before we can model future species distributions at a continental scale: 1. Collect bird observations across Australia; 2. Collate the data into one big database; 3. Vet ...
James Cook University is ranked in the top 4% of universities world wide (Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2012); a large part of this is in the fields of ecology, conservation biology and climate change research. A key part of the research in these fields (and others) is environmental ...
Prior to the completion of this ANDS-funded project (MS07), the responsibility for the safe storage and curation of research data lay at the feet of individual Schools and Research Centres within JCU. Naturally this unstructured devolution lead to a variety of mechanisms for dealing with research data retention and access, ...
James Cook University has two main campuses in northern Queensland, Townsville and Cairns with populations of 200,000 and 160,000 respectively. Like most Australian regions, Townsville and Cairns are undergoing structural and economic stresses resulting from the end of the mining boom. This cyclical downturn is compounded by other challenges including ...
Currently there is a general lack of engagement and knowledge transfer between professional researchers and end-users of research (general public, conservation managers, decision-makers, etc.). This is reflected in a general lack of acceptance and acknowledgement by the public and stakeholders of the potential impacts of climate change, particularly on biodiversity. ...
The Tropical Data Hub Collection Discovery and Description project was an 8 month project to identify tropical research datasets within James Cook University. Its aim was to have 40 metadata records and associated research data available for sharing at the end of the project. Much to the delight of the ...
JCU undertook three projects that all delivered major and significant collections of tropical data. These projects are: • the VecNet data and publications digital library • the MangroveWatch video database • the data underpinning the State of the Tropics report ...
The TDH portal (https://eresearch.jcu.edu.au/tdh) is JCU's first venture into the realm of centralized data/metadata storage for research data. It has been useful in establishing cross-divisional communication on research data/metadata, involving researchers, the library, research services and the information technology services unit. Many challenges remain but a starting point has been ...