Data management planning, either as a formal plan or through the use of a checklist like the one below, is good practice for identifying data issues and risks related to your research data, before they become problems.
This checklist is a guide to managing your research data, from the first stages of planning your research until your dataset is complete and analysis is finished.
See more information about data formats (and metadata) under Data Preparation & Analysis
This checklist is based on current best practice principles identified in The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and in plans adopted by other Australian universities.
Further information: The Federation Library’s Liaison Librarians provide assistance to researchers and can help you with research data management planning.