Data management

Swinburne implements confidentiality and security standards for the collection, retention and disposal of research data. These standards comply with statutory, ethical and funding body requirements.

We are also committed to optimising the benefits of research by making data accessible so it can be of benefit to the academic and wider community.

Managing research data

Swinburne Research is responsible for the University meeting its commitment to the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. These procedures and guidelines should be read with the University’s People, culture and integrity policy which outlines the regulatory and policy framework for academic conduct at Swinburne University of Technology. Specifically, the University's policy on the Management of Research Data

The management of research data is an essential component of all research. These guidelines and procedures outline the critical steps for meeting the requirements of the above policy and provide practical advice for researchers for achieving compliance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, jointly developed and issued by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council (ARC), and Universities Australia. The code assigns researchers and their institutions the responsibility of addressing ownership, storage and retention, access to, and sharing of research data.

Support contacts

Swinburne Research

  • Please contact Research Information Services (RIS) for general queries about research data management at
  • Please contact the grants team for all data management advice regarding ARC and NHMRC applications at

Swinburne IT

  • Please contact the Swinburne IT service desk if you require data to be stored/archived on the Research Storage Disk at