Want to locate existing data to leverage your research? Here are some sources to get you started...
There are numerous sources of published data, including:
- Government websites
- Data catalogues and data directories
- Subject or discipline based repositories or archives
- University websites, including research centre or research group websites
- Internet via search engines, e.g. Google or Google Scholar
Data catalogues and sources of data
The following are a selection of data catalogues and sources of data that may be helpful in your research:
- Research Data Australia is a catalogue of Australian research data collections.
- Data.gov.au provides a way to locate datasets from the Australian Government and State and Territory governments.
- Data.nsw is a collection of accessible, reusable public-sector datasets created by NSW Government Agencies
- Databib is a tool for helping people to identify and locate online repositories of research data.
- The Open Access Directory is a wiki developed and maintained by the open access community. It includes a list of discipline based repositories.
- Australian Data Archive (ADA) which includes several sub-archives:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive (ATSIDA)
- Australian Marine Science Data Network (BlueNet)
- CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
- The Membranes Research Environement (MemRE)
- Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC)
- Petroleum Data Repository
Attribution: The content on this page is based in part on the University of Newcastle Libguide on Data Management Planning. It is used with permission.