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Research Data Management: Research Data

Research data management appointments

Research Services team provide one-to-one appointments to support researchers regarding their research management needs. Please email to request an appointment.

Effective RDM helps you:

Further reading

An illustrative selection of organisations advocating the principles of research data management and sharing good practice.

Citing Data

The Library's guides to referencing using Harvard format or footnotes provide templates for citing printed and online datasets.

Research Data and the Research Lifecycle

Research data comes in many different forms.  The creation, management, dissemination and use/re-use of research data can be mapped on to the different stages of the overall research lifecycle.  Indeed, effective research data management (RDM) is an essential part of that process, and increasingly is part of research best practice and a requirement of funding bodies.

Research data lifecycle

Research data can include:

  • Text or Word documents, spreadsheets
  • Laboratory notebooks, field notebooks, diaries
  • Questionnaires, transcripts, codebooks
  • Audiotapes, videotapes
  • Photographs, films
  • Test responses
  • Slides, artifacts, specimens, samples
  • Collection of digital objects acquired and generated during the process of research
  • Data files
  • Database contents including video, audio, text, images
  • Models, algorithms, scripts
  • Contents of an application such as input, output, log files for analysis software, simulation software, schemas
  • Methodologies and workflows
  • Standard operating procedures and protocols

Contact Details

Please direct all enquiries to

Key contacts:  Chris Awre, Kirstyn Radford, Stuart Bentley

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