The Australian Research Council (ARC) recently released their Discovery Projects Instructions to Applicants for funding commencing in 2015 which requires:
Outline plans for the management of data produced as a result of the proposed research, including but not limited to storage, access and re-use arrangements.
The ARC 2015 Funding Rules state:
A11.5 Publication and Dissemination of Research Outputs
UWA researchers who wish to comply with the above standards should consider storage and management of research data collected during the project in accordance with the policies of the University of Western Australia.
A Research Data Management Plan can be developed using the University's recommended template.
Where possible, datasets can be made publicly accessible through the University's data repository, UWA Research Data Online.
Publications produced from the grant can be deposited in the UWA Research Repository within 12 months from their date of publication. The UWA Research Repository is an open access institutional repository.
For further information contact the eResearch Support & Digital Developments Unit.
From March 2014, you will need to include a “data availability statement” when you submit your article, explaining where and how your data can be accessed.
PLOS has identified a number of suitable public data repositories, both discipline-specific and general.
If you are interested in using Research Data Online, the contacts in the UWA Library are: