INF449 Research Data Management (8)


Data value increases as it is interconnected, networked, shared, used and reused. A deluge of scientific and other research data presents a great opportunity for libraries, archives and other information organisations to grow their roles. This subject focuses on research data management which is an increasingly important set of skills in universities, scientific, research and other organisations. There are many information management activities related to data, for example, establishing plans for data selection, migration of data to new platforms, ensuring compliance with policies and standards, creating finding aids for multiple user communities, and developing databases and technologies to support data creation, preservation, discovery, and reuse. This subject will provide information managers with the background to provide leadership in research data management.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF449
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Information Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF334 or INF534.
Incompatible subject(s)
INF334 INF534

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply a broad coherent body of knowledge to the legal, policy, and ethical frameworks for responsible data stewardship;
  • be able to review critically, analyse and synthesise knowledge of the role of data as evidence and its use in supporting research;
  • be able to discuss the technical standards in place for managing large volumes of data;
  • be able to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences the options for the management of data by research teams, data centres, libraries, and archives; and
  • be able to reflect critically on the issues and trends in data management and curation.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Overview of data, data librarianship, and data curation
  • Role of data in research
  • Definitions of data and the nature of evidence
  • Data-driven scholarship and statistics
  • Data lifecycle & collaboration
  • Data archives, standards and repositories
  • Legal, policy, and ethical frameworks for responsible data stewardship
  • Public policy for research data
  • Data management and curation in data centres, libraries and archives.


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.