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  • Data Management Planning Institutional Underpinnings Outputs at the University of Canberra
    This data set is a collection of materials used to establish Research Data Management Planning at the University of Canberra (UC). We describe two components of this project, (1) Integration and (2) Engagement. THis work was completed as part of the Outputs for the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) Institutional Underpinnings Project in 2022. The aim of sharing these materials is to provide awareness and allow the reproduction of these projects at other institutions. This data set consists of several items from (1) and (2). Briefly, we describe the aims of each project below: (1) Integrating a data mangement planning (DMP) tool (ReDBox) with UC's research manager (Pure) in accordance with new UC DMP Policy. We wanted a seemless workflow for researchers to create and develop a data management plan for new research project. That is, an integrated system initiated when a project is awarded in Pure, spurring the creation of a ReDBox data management plan, with fields pre-filled with information from the Pure project. (2) Raise awareness of this integration and the benefits of data mangement planning (DMP) for researchers. We wanted to educate researchers on the aims of DMP (risk-management and data governance) as well as how to engage in that at UC, i.e. using Pure and ReDBox for their research projects and associated data management. Please refer to the README contained in the Outputs folder for additional information.
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  • Native and introduced Australian grass (Poaceae) records
    Cleaned and filtered Australian grass (Poaceae) occurrence records from the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), downloaded 3 January 2020. The data file is in an R format (.RDS file). This can be converted and saved into a .csv file in R. I also assigned species photosynthetic pathway (either C3 or C4 photosynthesis) to each species in the data set. I converted the cleaned record into species richness (the number of unique species in 100 x 100 km areas across Australia). I tied native and introduced C3 and C4 grass species richness to key environmental variables to build species distribution models. I expected native and introduced grasses to have similar responses to environmental gradients meaning native species richness patterns could provide a template for potential introduced species richness. These records could be used for other SDM contexts (single-species or within States or Territories). Or for statistical analyses on the phylogenetic (species, generic) composition of grass records in Australia. The location tags on the records, however, provide use for assessing the geographic distribution of the records/species across Australia at different spatial scales and extents and with coupling to environmental data, as I did for these records. Nonnative = introduced (i.e. not native to Australia).
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  • Transcripts: Selection of excerpts from Dan Andrews' media conferences in 2020
    This data set contains the transcripts of excerpts from a selection of media conferences by the Hon Dan Andrews MLA, Premier of Victoria, held between August and November 2020. These media conferences were held in the context of the lockdown of Melbourne and the wider state of Victoria due to COVID-19. The excerpts are the portion of the media conference in which the Premier presented his prepared remarks. The excerpts do not include the questions and answer session with journalists which followed his remarks. The rationale for the selection of transcripts for analysis is also available here.
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  • Trove newspaper totals (historical)
    This repository contains past harvests of the number of digitised newspaper articles available through Trove. These harvests were created between 2011 and 2022.
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  • Community sport survey data interpreted with Gaussian copula graphical models
    CSV file with survey responses applied to demonstrate the raw and partial correlations between participant responses in relation to community sport policy in Australia
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  • Signs of Democracy (adjectival modifications of the English noun 'democracy')
    A database of real existing adjectives that have been used to describe the noun democracy. Each individual description points to a distinctive archive that might be one publication or several hundred thousand publications large. It is in these archives where the meaning—or meanings—of a description can be found.
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  • Data for: Do physical activity and sedentary time mediate the association of the perceived environment with BMI? The IPEN Adult study
    Data of the IPEN Adult study from 10 countries that collected accelerometer data.
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  • Data for: Thermally-driven thresholds in terrestrial avifauna waterhole visitation indicate vulnerability to a warming climate
    Camera trap data collected to model daily trapping rates (DTRs) of terrestrial avian species at arid zone waterholes in central Australia in relation to daily maximum temperature and days since last rainfall.
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  • Data for: Gender balance in pharmacy leadership: are we making progress?
    This data set includes the number of males and females on the committees of various Australian pharmacy related organisations from 1998-2018.
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  • Degradation of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA after gamma-irradiation and its effect on forensic genotyping
    Forensic genotyping can be impeded by gamma-irradiation of biological evidence in the event of radiological crime. Oxidative effects within the mitochondria elicit greater damage to mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) than nuclear DNA (nuDNA) at low doses. This study presents a novel approach for the assessment of nuDNA versus mtDNA damage from a comparison of genotype and quantity data, while exploring likely mechanisms for differential damage after high doses of gamma-irradiation. Liquid (hydrated) and dried (dehydrated) whole blood samples were exposed to high doses of gamma-radiation (1-50 kilogray, kGy). The GlobalFiler PCR Amplification Kit was used to evaluate short tandem repeat (STR) genotyping efficacy and nuDNA degradation; a comparison was made to mtDNA degradation measured using real-time PCR assays. Each assay was normalised before comparison by calculation of integrity indices relative to unirradiated controls. For nuDNA, a subset of autosomal STR markers were selected for relative size consistency with three mtDNA targets (86, 190 and 452 bp), including loci of low molecular weight (D2S441, ~75-110 bp), intermediate molecular weight (vWA and D1S1656, ~150-210 bp), and high molecular weight (TPOX and SE33, ~310-450 bp). For STR size groups containing multiple loci, the average peak heights of alleles for each marker were determined. Integrity indices were calculated from the peak height or quantity ratios of increasing amplicon size difference, comprising intermediate/short (Index A), long/intermediate (Index B), and long/short loci (Index C). Full STR profiles were attainable up to the highest dose, although DNA degradation was noticeable after 10 and 25 kGy for hydrated and dehydrated blood, respectively. This was manifested by heterozygote imbalance more than allele dropout. Degradation was greater for mtDNA than nuDNA, as well as for hydrated than dehydrated cells, after equivalent doses. Findings suggest that oxidative effects due to water radiolysis and mitochondrial function are dominant mechanisms of differential damage to nuDNA versus mtDNA after high-dose gamma-irradiation. While differential DNA damage was reduced by cell desiccation, its persistence after drying indicates innate differences between nuDNA and mtDNA radioresistance and/or continued oxidative effects within the mitochondria. Degradation of mtDNA is more severe after gamma-irradiation than nuDNA; this does not adversely impact on genotyping success of blood samples up to 50 kGy.
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