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Primary Materials

Definition overview

1 Definition

Physical objects acquired through a process of scholarly investigation from which Research Data may be derived. Includes, but is not limited to, ore, biological material, survey questionnaires, measurements, recordings, artefacts, texts, photographs, and computer results.

In some instances, Primary materials may be considered research data, and may be required to be retained to validate the outcomes of research.

2 References

UniSQ Defined.

3 Definition Information

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