The UQ Research Data Manager (UQRDM) enables UQ researchers and Higher Degree by Research students to securely store, share, re-use, collaborate on and manage their projects’ research data.

The UQRDM system implementation project will run for approximately 12 months with an actively facilitated and purposeful roll-out to the UQ research community starting in January 2018.

Additional features will be released in phases throughout 2018.

Why are we completing this project?

  • To improve research collaboration capability within and outside UQ
  • To establish UQ as world-leader in research data management
  • To comply with funder and publisher data availability requirements
  • To make ITS the preferred broker for research data storage at UQ

What are the benefits?

  • Improved research collaboration capabilities
  • Large storage capacity: 1TB per project, and no limit on the number of projects a researcher can create
  • Improved flexibility to work from anywhere at any time, and control direct access to data for collaborators within the AAF
  • Secure data: storage managed by UQ ITS, in compliance with UQ policy
  • Single view of research data across the whole of UQ from two sources;
    • a single shared drive that aggregates the UQRDM projects for each researcher --  \\\UQ-Research - and
    •, a sync-and-share interface for research data

What progress has been achieved?

  • Single share for all research data (\\UQ-Research) accessible from all three major platforms (Windows, OSX, Linux). This is mapped as a single unified drive as R:\ on all researchers’ desktops if researchers have a project record in the system.
  • High availability Cloud access service with sync and share features for research data in ITS based upon NextCloud - UQ Cloud sync available via self service
  • Authentication via the Australian Access Federation for collaborators outside of UQ
  • Automated storage allocation via an API
  • A front end interface managed by UQ Library that allows users to control metadata attributes and access to the project data shares (

We are now:

  • Liaising with research units to determine the rollout schedule
  • Determining future features to be made available, including archiving workflows, addition of provision of Digital Research Notebooks, access to the system for eduROAM users and industry partners access by a possible LinkedIn integration

UQRDM System Team

Name Position

Andrew Janke

Helen Morgan

Project Leads
Sandrine Kingston-Ducrot RDM Project Manager, Office of the DVC-R
Rebecca Deuble RDM Project Officer, Learning and Research Services, UQ Library
Roy Duncan Manager, Identity Management, ITS
Leslie Elliott Infrastructure Support Specialist, ITS
Jan Wisgerhof Application Development Specialist, UQ Library
Mohammad Hassan Senior Manager, Infrastructure and Identity, ITS
Ky Lane Senior UX Developer, Information Systems and Resource Services, UQ Library

Dan Moradian

Todd O'Connell

Rose Radloff

Relationship Managers, ITS
Sean Walker Change & Communications Specialist, ITS


Sponsor: Prof Robyn Ward, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vice President (Research)

Steering Group


Contact the RDM Team

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