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Research Data Management Consultancy

6 month contract

Defence Science and Technology Group is uplifting internal research data management practice, aiming to make it easier for researchers to plan for, manage, share and archive research datasets.

Part of the Digital Science Branch, Research Data & Information (RDI) are implementing first iterations of a eResearch Planning and Provisioning tool and Data Catalogue to help manage Research Data within DSTG. The aim is to build a linked data environment using descriptive, machine readable metadata and persistent identifiers that can be queried using a powerful discovery layer that delivers excellent results and user experience.


Daily rate negotiable

Contract Extensions

1 x 6 month extension option

Security Requirements

Minimum Baseline security clearance at the commencement of the contract.


Job Overview

Find out what you'll be doing

Service Benefits

Competitive salary packages

Job satisfaction

Work-life balance

Training & development

The Role

The role’s responsibilities will include:

  • Design of an organisational RDM Concept/Model suited to the secure DSTG environment

  • Advice and solutions for complex research data management challenges including:

  • data provenance, versioning and derivatives;

  • sound implementation of persistent identifiers for research data management plans, research datasets and other research inputs/outputs;

  • data preservation;

  • harvesting/crosswalking of dataset metadata between repositories and aggregators o reporting to enable tracking of service adoption and effectiveness

  • Partnering with us on selection and implementation of an intuitive Discovery Layer to support dataset searching, discovery, access/permissions and reuse.

Your Background & Experience

The assessment criteria is as follows:

  • Comprehensive Research Data Management skills and experience

  • Proven experience partnering with Research Organisations to implement RDM methodologies and platforms

  • Expertise in advising on data management and discovery technical implementation

  • Understanding of ReDBox and how it can be integrated into an overarching RDM capability

Anthony Mora

Dora Zhang

Lead Partner





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